CAB 1st Div League: East Bengal creates new record to win the title

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East Bengal team at the Eden Gardens after winning the CAB First Division League. Image Source: XtraTime

Internet Desk: Arnab Nandi led East Bengal beat Town Club comprehensively by 154 runs to clinch the CAB 1st Division League title for record 28th time at the Eden gardens on Sunday. The Red & Gold all-rounder B Amit (6/44) was the Hero of the match against Town Club.

Amit took six wickets for his side to rattle the Town batting line up as they could only manage to score 212 runs before getting all-out on the third and final day of the game. Starting the day’s play on 150 for 5, Town could only managed to add nine runs on the board as they lost the crucial wicket of Debapriya Ghosh (29). Bidyut Adhikari took his catch from a beautiful delivery of B Amit. After that Rahul Gupta (34) tried to hold the innings but his resistance came to an end as he got out to Mohammed Imran Ansari.

East Bengal skipper Arnab Nandi was very happy with his team’s performance,” I have won this trophy seven times in last ten years, six times from my current side and once for Kalighat. I had earlier told that if we can somehow take two quick wickets on the first hour of the final day the match will be ours and you have seen that truly happened today,” said Arnab.

On being asked about Amit’s bowling performance the Red & Gold captain added,” Amit’s bowling made all the difference in the match. The opponent batsmen had no clue about his bowling. We want to win the next three tournaments for our club. I want to thank all the players for this win”

B Amit credits his team’s unity for the trophy win.” Mohun Bagan is definitely a big club. I have played there in last two seasons but the side had no unity. Here in East Bengal the team always plays as a unit which helped us to win the league. A lot of star players were there in Mohun Bagan but they don’t play together as a team,” said Amit.

Amit was very happy with his performance in the semifinal and final. He added,” I have done a lot of hard work to perform well. My aim is to play the Ranji Trophy for Bengal. After this consistent performance if they don’t consider me for next season’s Ranji that will be a heart break for me.”

In the semifinal against Mohun Bagan Amit was also the star of the match. His knock of 101 runs helped East Bengal to beat their arch rivals.

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