Bengal Tigers won by 60 runs
Bengal Tigers won the toss and chose to bat first
Bengal Tigers: 159 for 5 in 16 overs
Shiva 53 n.o.
Guarav 38 n.o.
Thomson Reuters: 99 for 6 in 15 overs
Arj 2-12-2 Barry 1-3-2
An excellent batting performance saw the Bengal Tigers kick-off their cup
run with a victory on a scorching hot Monday evening. The Tigers won the
toss and decided to bat.
Shiva and Arj opened up and got off to a good start albeit with plenty of
chances in the offing (many catches would be missed by both teams). Arj went
cheaply but Shiva continued to hit out and ended up with his first fifty of
the season (and about time that he converted one of his many starts).
Runs continued to flow with good contributions from Guarav and Avinash.
Thomson Reuters lost an early one, but then put on 79 for the 2nd wicket,
with Kiddle in playing some nice shots and Bruce getting his eye in after a
However the Tigers finally took a couple of catches and Thomson Reuters
wickets started to fall. The stand in captain brought himself on for the 2nd
to last over to test the dodgy shoulder he'd been whining about for the past
However, the violins were quickly silenced as some sharp keeping and deadly
offspin (you owe me for writing that) saw 2 stumpings which brought the game
to a close.
Thanks to Thomson Reuters for a game played in good spirits. And a hat tip
to the weather, the gound staff for cutting the grass, Heavy for looking
after the gear, Barry's shoulder, and those that couldn't make it due to
funerals and family illness (partnership dinners don't count for a hat-tip
Submitted by Michael Pollitt of Bengal Tigers