Bengal T20 Challenge: Kaif steals win for Town against Kalighat. Image Source: IANS News

Kolkata, Nov 25 : An all-round show from Md. Kaif saw Town Club snatch a thrilling three-wicket win against Kalighat Club in the second match of the inaugural Bengal T20 Challenge.

After opting to bat, Kalighat suffered from some initial hiccups but they were able to post a competitive total of 148/7 on Tuesday evening in the match played at the Eden Gardens. However, Town found a way to beat their opponents, finishing at 152/7 with two balls to spare.

During their chase, Town had all but lost the match after losing seven wickets for 66 runs. However, that is when Azaz Ansari and Kaif came together and saw their team cross the line. Kaif remained unbeaten on 58 off just 24 balls, an innings studded with 6 fours and 4 sixes while Ansari supported him well with unbeaten 20 off 16 deliveries.

During Kalighat's innings, Kaif had bowled with discipline and gave away 25 runs in his allotted 4 overs and taking a wicket. For Kalighat, captain Subham Chatterjee was the star batsman as he contributed with 63 off just 47 balls.

"I am very happy to win this match for my team. I believed in my ability and with every shot I became more confident. It felt very good to play cricket after long time," Kaif said after the match.

Earlier, the trophy was unveiled at the Club House by West Bengal Sports Minister Aroop Biswas at a restrained ceremony marked by Covid-19 protocols.

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