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Maharana in semis

- City Cricket to meet Navajyoti in other semi-final today

Guwahati, Jan. 27: City Cricket Club and Maharana Athletic Club today registered victories to book semi-final berths in the 2nd Nilimoy Choudhury Trophy invitation T20 cricket tournament at Judges Field here.

In today’s group league matches, City got the better of Bud Cricket Club by 27 runs while Maharana handed a 66-run defeat to Corner Kick.

City elected to bat first and were restricted to 145 for seven. In reply, Bud were bowled out for 118 in 18.1 overs.

Romario Sharma topscored for City with 50 (4x5, 6x2) while Iqbal Ansari and Nekibur Haque chipped in with 32 (4x2, 6x2) and 23 (4x2) respectively.

Rakesh Goyal and Jogeswar Bhumij of Bud scalped three wickets each, giving away 16 and 30 runs respectively.

For Bud, Mukut Kalita (39, 4x5, 6x1) was the topscorer. Jitu Baishya (23, 4x2, 6x1) and Saurav Bhagawati (14, 4x3) were the other main scorers for the side.

Bhaskar Bora was the City demolition man, hauling four for 34 and was well supported by Abhay Yadav with the scalp of three for 25

In the afternoon match, put to bat first, Maharana posted 140 for seven and later on, bowled out Corner Kick for 74 in 17 overs.

Amit Yadav (32, 4x1) was the highest scorer for Maharana while teammates Kaushik Oja scored 29 (4x5) and Raja Ahmed 20 (4x2). Bhupinder Singh of Corner Kick picked up three wickets for 18 runs as teammate Ashwini Gautam claimed two for 25.

Ashwini Gautam also topscored for Corner Kick with 25 (4x5) and Ravi Gupta remained not out on nine.

Amit Das, Siddhartha Oja and Binay Raut of Maharana picked up two wickets each conceding 10, 11 and 13 runs respectively.

City will now play Navajyoti Club and Maharana lock horns with hosts Navarang Club in the semiifinals tomorrow.


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