Kolkata: Bengal lost to Chandigarh by five wickets in the Group E match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Put into bat first, Bengal scored a competitive 253 for nine after their allotted 50 overs. Shahbaz Ahmed top-scored for the hosts with 59.
In reply, Chandigarh was in firm control of the proceedings. They reached the target losing five wickets with one ball to spare. Arslan Khan smashed a brilliant 88 while Shivam Bhambri’s unbeaten 71 helped the visitors reach the target.
Bengal are placed third in Group E with four points from two outings. Chandigarh lead the table with eight points from two matches. Saurashtra also are on eight points from 2 outings.
Brief scores: Bengal 253/9 (Shahbaz Ahamed 59; Gaurav Gambhir 2/45) lost to Chandigarh 257/5 in 48.5 overs (Arslan Khan 88, Shivam Bhambri 71*; Akash Deep 2/53) by 5 wickets.
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