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Guwahati triumph

Guwahati, Jan. 7: Guwahati drubbed Mangaldoi by 10 wickets in a Group A match of the Umananda Bora Trophy inter-district (under-13) cricket tournament at the NFRSA Stadium here today.

Mangaldoi elected to bat only to be bundled out for 43 in 13.1 overs. None of the batsmen could get to double figures as wickets fell in a heap. Guwahati medium pacers Subham Dutta and Kaushik Kalita spelt doom for the opposition as they picked up five wickets each.

In reply, Guwahati raced to 46 without loss in 4.3 overs as opener Riyan Parag smacked 26 (17 balls, 4x4) while Joy Singh scored 10 off 10 balls.

There were 10 extras in the innings.

In another Group A match played at Nehru Stadium, Nalbari got the better of Sivasagar by six wickets.

Sivasagar, after opting to bat, made 119 in 29.3 overs. A top-order collapse put them on the back foot even as Abhilakh Gogoi tried to make amends down the order with a brisk 37 off 36 balls. His innings was laced with seven fours. The others failed to make an impression. Rajdeep Handique, Niranjan Gogoi and Angshuman Gogoi scored 12 runs each.

For Nalbari, Tikharjyoti Sarma bagged four for 24 in eight overs. Abhinash Barman took two for 26 runs, Sanjib Kumar Kashyap bagged two for 42 runs while Nibir Deka scalped two for 25 runs.

In a Group B match played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Barpeta edged past Hojai by two wickets.

In yet another low-scoring match, Hojai, put to bat, were bowled out for 63 in 24.4 overs. None of the batsmen could score in double digits as Barpeta bowler Siddhartha Sutradhar wreaked havoc with four for six runs in 5.4 overs as Debashis Baishya and Pritam Saikia kept up the pressure at the other end with three wickets each.

In reply, Barpeta in a bid to up the run rate faltered at regular intervals but managed to sneak through, posting 67 for eight in 13.3 overs.

Amlanjyoti Das top-scored with 15 while Jisukesh Das chipped in with 12 runs. The rest failed to get to double figures. For Hojai, Partho Sarathi Kuri took three wickets while Harsh Maheshwari and Sumit Das bagged two wickets each.