Bengal Cricket: Shreyansh and Subham shines as Kalighat and Police AC fights for semi spot

Kalighat scored 281/3 after 82 overs after the days play in the quarterfinal match between Kalighat and Police AC.

Koushik Biswas
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In the first division play-off championship quarter final match between Kalighat and Police AC, batters dominate the first day. Kalighat batter Shreyansh Ghosh and Subham Chatterjee dominated Police AC bowlers in J.U Second Campus ground. Shreyansh completed a magnificent ton before the day's play was called off. Meanwhile, Subham stayed unbeaten at 79 runs.

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Police AC's decision to bowl backfired when Kalighat openers put 68 on board without losing any wicket. However, they got a lucky breakthrough as Bidyut Adhikari was tum out by Kaushik Giri. Then, Mohit Roy departed for 38 when the run on the scoreboard was 101. In-form Writam Porel couldn't do too much as third and last wicket of the day fell at 126.

Then Shreyansh and Subham took the owners as they continued to change strike rather easily and build up a partnership between them. Post tea, both the batters started piling runs at a quicker pace. Shreyansh went past his fifty in 116 balls.

Meanwhile, Subham completed his fifty in 112 balls as both crossed their 100-run partnership in 201 balls. Police AC bowlers tried everything in their armory to get the breakthrough, but was denied by the determined middle order batters.

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Shreyansh completed his ton in 180 balls as the umpires called it a day at Jadavpur Second Campus Ground. Kalighat finished the first day at 281/3 after 82 overs with two days of game still to be played.

Arifur Rahaman, secretary of Kalighat club said, "Shreyansh is playing a top-level game this season. He has been superb throughout the season with the bat. Raja ( Subham Chatterjee) has played a defying knock when the team needed him most. Let's hope for the best."

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