Dhubri, May 8: Oswal Royals defeated Brahmin Warriors by 23 runs in the Yuva Prime League organised by the Dhubri Marwari Yuva Manch at Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah Maidan here today.
Winning the toss, Oswal Royals elected to bat and scored 144, losing nine wickets in 16 overs, with a topscore of 54 off 25 balls by Anand Bararia.
Bowler Om Prakash Sharma of Brahmin Warriors scalped three vital wickets, giving away 33 runs in four overs.
Chasing the target of 145 runs to win, Brahmin Warriors fell short of 23 runs, losing eight wickets in the stipulated 16 overs.
A knock of 45 runs off 25 balls by Bikash Pareek of Brahmin Warriors went in vain.
He held the innings but wickets continue to fall at the other end.
Nawrang Bengani of Oswal warriors bagged four wickets, giving away 19 runs in four overs.
All-rounder Anand Bararia of Oswal Royal, who hit a quick 54 off 25 balls and picked up one wicket, was declared Man of the Match.
Tomorrow’s matches will be held between Jain Jinendra Yuva Mondal and Brahmin Warriors and Agarwal Fighter and Agarwal Royals. The final match will be held on Thursday at the same venue.
Assam Olympic Association general secretary and state forest minister Rakibul Hussain today extended Rs 20,000 to former footballer Gilbertson Sangma for ongoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Chennai where he is recuperating from a spinal cord surgery. Gauhati Town Club had yesterday presented the same amount to the ailing veteran.