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Tie headed for draw

Guwahati, Nov. 19: Assam Aís last plate group B league match against hosts Chhattisgarh A at Raipur appeared set for a draw as the home side were comfortably placed at 252 for five in 102 overs in their first innings, chasing Assamís first innings total of 515 for nine at the close of the third day of the C.K. Nayudu Trophy under-15 tournament today.

Resuming at overnight 35 for no loss, the hosts today had a steady opening partnership between Chhabi Jaikshatri (63, 4x10, 6x2) and Imran Khan 51 (4x8) but lost couple of few quick wickets in the middle order before Vikrant Rajput and P. Roy came in to stablise the innings.

Rajput was batting on 36 (4x3) and Roy on 45 (4x3) when stumps were drawn for the day.

Assam pacemen Pritam Das and Samik Das took two wickets each, giving away 65 and 34 runs respectively.

Assam had earlier batted almost throughout the first two days before declaring their first innings at 515 for nine in 166 overs yesterday.

Sibsankar Roy scored his career best 212 (4x18) and skipper Kunal Saikia contributed 135 (4x22). Pratik Raj of Chhatisgarh was the most successful bowler having hauled four for 99.

Corporate cricket: The 10th edition of The Telegraph presents Pibco Hero Cup six-a-side corporate night cricket carnival will be organised by Futuristic Advertising & Management at Judges Field here from November 30 to December 4. The matches will be played with white ball and coloured clothing from 4pm everyday to accommodate corporate houses beyond their office hours, said event manager Nishanta Bordoloi.

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