Chandigarh rode on Arslan Khan and Shivam Bhambri’s brilliant fifties to stun host Bengal by five wickets in the Elite Group E Vijay Hazare Trophy match at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.
Bengal, asked to bat, managed 253 for nine. Chandigarh, which got promoted from Plate Group and upset Haryana in its first match, achieved the target in 48.5 overs.
Chandigarh bowlers kept it tight and three Bengal batsmen, including Shreevats Goswami (35, 51b, 5×4), perished inside 15 overs in their attempt to break the shackles.
Abhimanyu Easwaran (35, 38b, 3×4) added 41 with Kaif Ahmed (20).
Shahbaz Ahmed (59, 66b, 4×4, 2×6), who pulled spectacularly in his maiden fifty, and Writtick Chatterjee (29, 40b, 1×4) gathered 77 vital runs. The two got out in the 44th over.
The tail-enders, including Akash Deep…