Kolkata: Riding on batting prowess, Kolkata Heroes defeated Krishnanagar Challengers by 53 runs in a rain-hit affair in Byju’s Bengal T20 Challenge fixture at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.
The match was truncated to 16 overs’ a side affair and Krishnanagar Challengers chose to bowl on winning the toss.
Kolkata rode Ranjot Singh Khaira’s blistering 26-ball 48 laced with 5 boundaries and 2 sixes to post 170/3. In response, Krishnanagar were restricted to 117/6 after Kolkata bowlers put up a disciplined show to keep opponent’s batsmen quiet.
Talented batsman Sk Asif Hussain’s 65 off 45 deliveries went in vain as no other Krishnanagar batsman could contribute much. Alok Pratap Singh and Geet Puri claimed 2 wickets apiece for Kolkata.