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South Point clinch title

Guwahati, Jan. 29: A half-century by Biswa Sarania of Ulubari Higher Secondary School went in vain as South Point School clinched a one-run victory in a cliffhanger of a final to lift the Nabin Chandra Tamuly trophy for inter-school cricket, organised by Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre, at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, South Point boys were all out for 164 in 34.2 overs.

Ulubari HS, though in sight of a victory, were restricted to 163 for six in the stipulated 35 overs, thanks to a calculated attack by the opponents.

Saahil Jain topscored for South Point with a steady 42 (4x4) while teammates Subham Dutta and Abhinash Terang chipped in with 25 (4x2) and 20 (4x2) respectively.

Sohail Hussain of Ulubari notched up four wickets for 29 runs and Monu Sarma chipped in with two for 33. Biswa Sarania also claimed one for 16.

Sarania also topscored for the Ulubari school with a patient knock of 53 (4x7) while Raju Sah remained unbeaten on 26 (4x2). Bappi Biswas (20, 4x1) was another notable scorer for the side.

Saahil Jain and Subham Dutta of South Point took two wickets each, giving away 28 and 33 runs respectively.

Sarania was named Man of the Match and Jain the Man of the Tournament. Jain also bagged the trophy for scoring two centuries in the meet while Muktar Hussain of Fairyland High School was awarded for scalping a hattrick.

The champions went home richer by Rs 15,000, along with the trophy, while the runners-up were rewarded with Rs 10,000, along with the trophy.