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FCI, City in final

Guwahati, April 9: Food Corporation of India (FCI) Sports Club set up their final clash with City Cricket Club in the Bhupen Chandra Mahanta Guwahati Sports Association first division cricket tournament under way at Nehru Stadium here.

In the second semi-final today, FCI defeated River Rine Club by nine wickets in a truncated match of 30-over-a-side after rain delay in the commencement of the match in the morning.

Put to bat first, River Rine struggled hard on a moist wicket and outfield to be restricted to 99 for nine in 30 overs. In reply, FCI romped home scoring 103 for one in 24 overs.

Bikash Singh topscored for River Rine with a knock of 29 while Abuddin Khan and Rohit Sharma chipped in with 24 (6x1) and 17 (4x1) respectively.

Ranjit Choudhury was the FCI demolition man having notched up four for 10 in six overs while Danswrang Narzary chipped in with two for 20.

For FCI, Rishav Das remained unbeaten, topscoring with 50 (4x7), with Hrishikesh Tamuly at the other end on 24 (4x2). Rahul Hazarika scored 11 (4x2).

Jnan Boro picked up the only wicket, conceding 19 runs. City Cricket Club yesterday edged past Navajyoti Club by one wicket to secure a berth in the final.

Navajyoti, put to bat, were restricted to 157 for nine in the stipulated 35 overs and City scored 159 for nine in 34.2 overs.

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