Kolkata: East Bengal won their fourth trophy of the season after they defeated Barisha Sporting Club at the finals of P. Sen Memorial Invitation Trophy Tournament 2016-17. The match was held at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. An all round captain’s knock by Arnab Nandi saw his team winning the high voltage match. Nandi took 3 wickets and remained unbeaten at 48 runs after playing a brilliant innings with partner B Amit.
The P. Sen Memorial Invitation Trophy Tournament was the fourth overall trophy for the Kolkata giants after they have won the CAB League, JC Mukherjee Trophy, and CAB Super League.
The super-soppper was put to use as the outfield was went on account of rain, and the boundary ropes were not used and the marking was used by lime.
East Bengal after winning the toss opted to bowl first. Barisha Sporting Club finished their innings at 280-8 at the end of 50 overs. Opener Rohan Banerjee scored a brilliant 80 which consisted of six boundaries. Sumanta Gupta scored 43 while Pankaj Shaw scored 55 runs.
East Bengal bowler Sourav Mondal scalped 4 wickets while Arnab Nandi took 3 wickets.
Barisha when took to bowling, bowled at a slower rate and was 4 overs slow to complete their quota and as a result they faced a penalty of 43 runs. East Bengal at the end of 46 overs was 251-7 and after the addition of the penalty 43 runs, they reached 294-7 and emerged victorious.
East Bengal opener Vivek Singh scored 49 runs while Veer Pratap Singh of Barisha took 3 wickets.
“We won 3 trophies before this tournament by defeating big teams, and here losing to Barisha who have been very humiliating. I always play for the team and want to set an example for the team. We don’t have any stars in the team but till now we have won four trophies and it’s because we play together as a strong team” said East Bengal skipper Arnab Nandi.