Vijay Hazare: Shami stars in Bengal's hard-earned win over Jharkhand

Bengal now have eight points from two matches, behind leaders Assam (10) while Jharkhand (four) are placed third in the East Zone table.

updated: February 18, 2013 22:45 IST
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Kolkata: Riding on an all-round show from Shami Ahmed, defending champions Bengal kept themselves in the hunt for a knock-out berth with a narrow three-wicket win over Jharkhand in their East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match at Eden Gardens on Monday.

Chasing 162 from 38 overs in a rain-curtailed match, Bengal were in trouble with 136 for seven in the 32nd over but Shami blasted 23 off only eight balls with three huge sixes and a boundary after having taken three wickets while bowling.

Shami spanked Rohit Shukla for consecutive sixes before hitting the winning runs with another big hit in the 34th over.

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