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  Sahoo shines as Panthers prevail over Lions
05 Jan 2021

Table toppers Odisha Panthers rode on impressive performance by Alok Chandra Sahoo to edge out Odisha Lions by two wickets in the 20th match of the MGM Odisha T-20 Cricket League at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack today. This was the sixth win for the Panthers and they stayed at the top of the league table with 24 points from seven games.

Alok Sahoo claimed three wickets for 10 runs and hit an unbeaten 18 off 10 balls to take home the man of the match prize of Rs 5,000. Though Deepak Ranjan Behera bagged four wickets for Lions, his superb haul went in vain.

Earlier in the day, Odisha Lions beat Odisha Jagurars by four wickets to register their third win. Deepak Behera also shone with the ball, capturing three wickest for 16 runs. He was named the man of the match. Lions now occupy the third position in the table with 12 points from seven matches.


In another match of the day, Odisha Tigers defeated Odisha Cheetas by 29 runs. Captain Debasish Samantray led the Tigers to their third win, hitting an unbeaten 49. He also pocketed the prize as the man of the match.

BRIEF SCORES (5 December, 2021):

Match 10: Odisha Jaguars
111/9 in 20 overs (Nirbishankar Barik 35, Lagnajit Samal 28; Deepak Ranjan Behera 3/16, Shibasish Sahoo 2/26) lost to Odisha Lions 117/6 in 19.0 overs (Ansuman Tripathy 34, Nauttam Bhanja 24*, Sujit K.Lenka 23*; Manoj Kashyap 2/23, Nirbishankar Barik 2/27) by 4 wickets. MoM: Deepak Ranjan Behera.

Match 19: Odisha Tigers 153/5 in 20 overs (Debasish Samantray 49*, Amin I Khan 45) beat Odisha Cheetas 124/4 in 20 overs (Maroju Prasanth 54, Abhishek Rout 38*; B Shiva 2/17) by 29 runs. MoM: Debasish Samantray.

Match 20: Odisha Lions 118/8 in 20 overs (Sujit Lenka 39, Rakesh Pattanaik 26; Alok Chandra Sahoo 3/10, Jayanta Behera 2/24) lost to Odisha Panthers 119/8 in 19.4 overs (Binit Mohanty 25, Alok Chandra Sahoo 18*; Deepak Ranjan Behera 4/23, Rakesh Pattanaik 2/20) by 2 wickets. MoM: Alok Chandra Sahoo.
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PHOTO: Deepak Behera of Odisha Lions receives the Man of the Match prize from OCA member Birendra Kumar Behera in Cuttack on 5 January, 2021.
RIGHT: Panthers allrounder Alok Sahoo receives the man of the match prize from OCA member Dr Debasis Pradhan in Cuttack on 5 January, 2021.


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