Mohammad Shami shines with pink ball as Bagan beat Bhowanipore

first_imgPacer Mohammed Shami shone with the pink ball as he picked up match figures of 7-124 to help Mohun Bagan defeat Bhowanipore by 296 runs in India’s first ever day-night Test under lights at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.Shami bagged 2-82 in the second innings after a five-for in the first. Seamer Vivek Singh was the pick of the bowlers as he returned figures of 5-32 to skittle out Bhowanipore for 199 in 48.3 overs in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Super League final.A top CAB official had earlier said the match was held to show that Eden now is ready to stage a day-night Test match.Shami who was adjudged man-of-the-match, once again gave his nod to the pink ball. (Shami backs day-night Test with pink ball )”I will prefer bowling with the pink ball any day, hope this pink ball match will be a success,” he said.”Once it is under the lights, the ball starts swinging a lot. I got reverse swing in the first innings. I think if the condition is dry, the ball will reverse.”Bhowanipore resumed their innings at 132/6 on the fourth and final day of the game, but it lasted just one hour as Singh cleaned up the tail in quick time.Shami, who recuperated from a knee injury recently said he was focussed to get his rhythm back.Brief scores:Mohun Bagan: 299 all out and 349 all out vs Bhowanipore Club: 1st Innings 153 all out and 199 all out (Subham Chatterjee 50; Vivek Singh 5/32).last_img

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