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Das ton in Bud win

- 137-run victory ensures final clash with Navarang Club

Guwahati, Dec. 18: Assam under-25 top-order batsman Rishav Das scored an unbeaten century to help Bud Cricket Club book a final berth in the Ratanlal Singhania and Mohini Devi Singhania Trophy Ankurjyoti Challenge cricket tournament.

Bud defeated City Cricket Club by 137 runs in the second semi-final at Judges Field here today.

Electing to bat, Bud rode an unbeaten 156 by Das to pile up 265 for five in the stipulated 35 overs. In reply, City were bundled out for 128 in 30.5 overs.

Das hammered the City bowlers for 15 fours and seven towering sixes, facing only 103 to score 156.

Besides, Hirak Jyoti Das scored a brisk 59, hitting seven fours and a six, while Mukut Kalita chipped in with 15 runs (4x2).

Romario Sharma of City scalped two wickets giving away 64 runs. Bhaskar Bora and Raj Agarwal picked up a wicket each conceding 37 and 40 runs respectively.

For City Cricket Club, Manash Das topscored with a steady knock of 36 runs, laced with three boundaries and Romario Sharma contributed a quickfire 25. Romario hit four boundaries and one six.

A 19-run knock also came from the bat of Raj Agarwal while Rahul Hazarika chipped in with 13.

Off-spinner Prasanta Sonowal made the star turn with the ball, scalping four wickets for 24 off his quota of seven overs. Bhaskar Kalita claimed two wickets for 27, while Fazaruddin Ahmed picked up one for nine runs.

Bud Cricket Club will play Navarang Club in the final on Thursday.

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