Kolkata: Opener Narayan Jagadeesan shone with an unbeaten 45-ball 71 in the presence of his captain Dinesh Karthik as Tamil Nadu beat Bengal by eight wickets for their fifth straight win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament in Kolkata on Monday.
In the day’s last Elite Group B match, Bengal made 163 for eight and in reply, Tamil Nadu chased down the target with two overs to spare.
Karthik remained unbeaten on 47 off 31 balls while sharing an unbroken third-wicket stand of 110 runs.
For Bengal, Kaif Ahmed top-scored with 63 off 47 balls and hit five fours and two sixes, while skipper Anustup Majumdar contributed 34 of 22 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Baba Aparajith was the most successful bowler for Tamil Nadu with figures of 2/20 in four overs.