Wicket-keeper batsman Abhijit Sikdar’s 97and a brilliant 70 in 80 balls of skipper Sanjib Sanyal helped Mohun Bagan to score a very good total of 380/6 in the first day of CAB League against arch rival East Bengal at Eden Gardens.
Apart from these two batsmen Arindam Ghosh (58) and Rajasthan Royals star Bengal boy Abhishek Jhunjhunwala (48) played also an important role for the Green and Maroon.
But it was not the whole story, when Mariners were 49/2,situation was so gloomy for them against their arch rival. But Jhunjhunwala and Arindam Ghosh stabilized the innings and both of them got out in the quick succession and ex-skipper Debabrata Das also followed them soon. That time it was 199/5 for the Mariners. Then a superb 123 runs partnership between Sanjib Sanyal and Abhijit Sikdar brought their team in the right route and Mariners scored 380/6 at the end of day’s play. Tomorrow East Bengal to chase the target of 381, which is not so very easy to chase. So, end of first day’s play it is advantage Mohun Bagan.