Shuvam Dey scored an unbeaten triple century against George Telegraph Sports Club in the 1st division Relegation Tournament in Kolkata Club Cricket. Playing for Calcutta Police Club, Shuvam struck 33 fours and 13 sixes to score 302 from just 216 deliveries. This is the first-ever triple hundred scored in any relegation match in Kolkata Club Cricket’s history.
The left-handed batter came to bat at number three when the scoreboard was 2 for 1 as the opener Sharnik Banerjee departed early in the first over of the match. Shuvam Dey kept on batting for 515 minutes as their team scored 482/2 in the given 72 overs.
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Shuvam Dey already has played for Bengal U16s, U17s, U19s and U23 throughout his career but is yet to make his way into the senior team. Post his record-breaking unbeaten 302 from 216 balls, he can hope that his turn will come when it comes to playing for the senior team. However, for the left-handed batter, securing his team from relegation was the most important thing.
“The team is safe now and this is the most important thing”
In a telephonic conversation with Sportz Point, Shuvam said, “It feels great to be scoring a big run in a pressure match like this. It was important for me to play a big knock here. Very happy with the whole team’s effort.”
“More than the individual run, it was important for me to play according to the situation and take my team over the line,” Shuvam added.
Interestingly, this is Shuvam’s first triple hundred as well and he could not have found a better place to score the triple ton. “Yes, I could not have found a better place to do it for my team. The team is safe now and this is the most important thing. My teammates and club authorities are happy and this makes me happy more than the triple hundred.”
“I just kept on hitting the balls in the gap and soon found my rhythm quickly. And, when I was in, I decided to bat as long as possible. The heat or the temperature did not come to my mind as my only focus was to take my team to a winning position,” Shuvam Dey expressed.
In reply to Calcutta Police’s 482, George Telegraph batters came out blazing as well. Opener Kujn Sharma scored a quick-fire 54 from 32 balls. Then, Shivam Sharma score an unbeaten 104 from 94 deliveries before rain intercepted the match at the score of 320/7 in 52 overs. Umpires had to call off the match due to heavy rain as Calcutta Police was rewarded the match due to a higher run rate.