The fifth match of Byju’s Bengal Women’s T20 Blast will be played between Baranagar Sporting Club and Mohun Bagan AC on December 7 at the MGR Sports Academy in Bara Gunsima, West Bengal. The game will begin at 8.45 AM IST.
Both teams will play their second game in the competition. While Baranagar Sporting Club defeated Gymkhana by eight wickets in their last encounter, Mohun Bagan AC beat the same opposition by 16 runs.
Baranagar Sporting Club: Mita Paul (C), Shrabani Paul, Swati Sah, Priti Choudhary, Rupa Dutta, Iti Sarkar, Sushmita Ganguly, Aruna Barman, Pallabi Mahato, Mouli Mondal, Nisha Maji, Soumi Sengupta, Shahida Khatun, Madhurima Tarafdar, Komal Jaiswal
Mohun Bagan AC: Priyanka Bala, Dhara Gujjar (C), Mamani Roy, Puja Rajak, Samayita Adhikari, Tithi Swarpan Das, Soumashree Subrata Bhowmick, Rimi Chowdhury, Sandipta Patra, Piyali Ghosh, Koyel Sutradhar, Debalina Samanta, Pampa Sarkar, Bishaka Das, Rupal Patra
Players to watch
The captain of Baranagar Sporting Club led the run chase from the front with an unbeaten 48 off 46 in the last fixture against Gymkhana. The right-handed opening batter hammered five boundaries in her match-winning innings. In the process, she stitched a crucial 48-run partnership with her opening partner Shrabani Paul. With the ball, the off-spinner claimed 16/1 in four overs.
She opened the bowling with Aruna Burman in the last match against Gymkhana. Bowling her full quota of four overs, she conceded just nine runs and was the most economical bowler in the side. She bowled 17 dot balls and did not give away a single boundary or a six.
The right-handed top-order batter of Mohun Bagan AC muscled an undefeated 73 off 57 in her last outing against Gymkhana. She smashed eight boundaries and a six in her entertaining innings. She came into bat in the second over and was there till the end, guiding her team to a respectable score of 137/5 in 20 overs.
The skipper of Mohun Bagan AC made valuable contributions with bat and ball in her last appearance against Gymkhana. The left-handed opening batter scored 32 off 28, including four boundaries. With the ball, the right-arm off-spinner picked up 29/1 in three overs.
It will be the fifth match of the tournament at this venue. Out of the four games played here, the teams batting first have won one, and the teams batting second have won three. Expect good batting conditions. The fast bowlers may get assistance in the first hour of play.
The weather is expected to be not as warm with hazy sunshine. The highest temperature attained during the day will be 27 degrees Celsius. There will be a 23 percent cloud cover and a zero percent chance of rain. The wind will blow from the north-northwest.
Fantasy Playing XI
Priyanka Bala, Iti Sarkar, Dhara Gujjar, Shrabani Paul, Rupa Dutta, Mita Paul, Priti Choudhary, Tithi Das, Piyali Ghosh, Mouli Mondal, Nisha Maji
Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 8.45 AM IST
Venue: MGR Sports Academy, Bara Gunsima, West Bengal
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