Tigers complete massive run chase
Former India wicket keeper Deep Dasgupta's unbeaten 80 off 57 balls steered Royal Bengal Tigers to an easy eight wickets win over Dhaka Warriors in the ICL Twenty20 match at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium.
Dasgupta, who slammed six fours and two sixes, added 109 runs off 13.3 overs for the second wicket with Rohan Gavaskar (51 off 34 balls with two boundaries and three sixes)after adding another 41 runs for the opening wicket off 4.3 overs with H Marshall (20 off 15) balls.
Earlier, half centuries by Alok Kapali (65 off 33 balls) and Aftab Ahmed (61 off 42 balls) helped Dhaka Warriors score 173 for seven off their stipulated 20.
After being put in to bat first, the Warriors lost their opener Nazimuddin very early before Ahmed, who slammed six fours and three sixes and opener Shahriar Nafees (21 off 22 balls with three boundaries) added 75 runs for the second wicket off 8.3 overs to retrieve the situation.
However, it was Kapali, who slammed four fours and five sixes, and Ahmedís third wicket partnership of 45 runs off just 24 balls which really gave them some respectability despite losing their middle order batsmen cheaply after Kapali and Ahmed were removed by Lance Klusener and Eklak Ahmid respectively.
For the Tigers Klusener (two for 35), A R Adams (two for 30) and Ahmid (three for 20) were the wicket-takers.