Chandigarh rode on Arslan Khan and Shivam Bhambri’s good fifties to stun host Bengal by five wickets within the Elite Group E Vijay Hazare Trophy match on the Eden Gardens right here on Tuesday.
Bengal, requested to bat, managed 253 for 9. Chandigarh, which acquired promoted from Plate Group and upset Haryana in its first match, achieved the goal in 48.5 overs.
Chandigarh bowlers saved it tight and three Bengal batsmen, together with Shreevats Goswami (35, 51b, 5×4), perished inside 15 overs of their try to interrupt the shackles.
Abhimanyu Easwaran (35, 38b, 3×4) added 41 with Kaif Ahmed (20).
Shahbaz Ahmed (59, 66b, 4×4, 2×6), who pulled spectacularly in his maiden fifty, and Writtick Chatterjee (29, 40b, 1×4) gathered 77 important runs. The two acquired out within the forty fourth over.
The tail-enders, together with Akash Deep (25 n.o., 13b, 1×4, 2×6), contributed 49 within the final five to make sure a preventing whole.
Spinners Gaurav Gambhir, Bipul Sharma and Gurinder Singh took two wickets every.
Chandigarh replied strongly with its openers, Arslan (88, 95b, 9×4) and captain Manan Vohra (45, 68b, 3×4), amassing 126 runs sensibly.
Left-handed Arslan drove and minimize fantastically to get his maiden half-century.
Following the departure of Vohra and Arslan, Bhambri (71 n.o., 74b, 7×4, 1×6) and Ankit Kaushik (35, 47b, 2×6) batted patiently to get 81 runs.
Chandigarh misplaced two wickets to Akash within the forty sixth over and another within the subsequent.
However, Bhambri hung in there to attain the profitable runs.