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Bengal aim for hattrick of wins in SMAT

(CAB) A confident Bengal will be looking to make it three in a row when they take on defiant Hyderabad in their next Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament match at Eden Gardens tomorrow.

Bengal, riding high on back-to-back victories thanks to Vivek Singh’s blistering batting and the lethal pace attack led by Ishan Porel are currently at second in the points table despite having same points as Tamil Nadu would be looking to make the runrate better against Hyderabad.

Bengal skipper Anustup Majumder said: “Our target is to win rest of the matches with good margin. We know that keeping the runrate high is a priority. We are in very good momentum and want to carry that form forward. Players are playing very well.”

On the other Hyderabad who tasted victory in the last match will be depending on their top order to fire and Tilak Varma, skipper Tanmay Agarwal to convert their starts and in the bowling department C Milind and Ravi Teja will play key roles.

Bengal will play first time under the lights in the tournament and when asked about that the Bengal skipper replied: “I don’t think it’s going to be a challenge, as we have practiced and played under the lights before this tournament. We know the environment, the wicket there.”

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