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Big win for Guwahati

Guwahati, March 17: Hosts Guwahati today registered a thumping 145-run victory against Udalguri to book a pre-quarterfinals berth in the RG Baruah Trophy inter-district (under-17) cricket tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put to bat first, Guwahati piled up a mammoth total of 241 for four in the stipulated 40 overs. In reply, Udalguri were skittled out for 96 in 27.2 overs.

Biplab Saikia topscored for Guwahati with a quickfire 61 (4x10), while Riyan Parag contributed a steady 52 off 106 balls, hitting five boundaries.

Subham Mandal (37, 4x5) and Saahil Jain (24, 4x4) were the other main scorers for the side while Rohit Sharma remained not out on 25.

Tridip Paudyal of Bongaigaon scalped two wickets for 46 runs.

For Udalguri, Munu Sharma scored 21. Abir Chakraborty of Guwahati hauled seven for 16.

Nuruddin Trophy: Home side Guwahati today inflicted a 10-wicket defeat on Golaghat in their Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy senior inter-district elite group cricket tournament Group A league match at Barsapara stadium here today.

The visitors elected to bat first and were bundled out for 85 in 40.4 overs, thanks to a five-wicket haul by Bikash Chetri of Guwahati.

Guwahati reached 89 for no loss in 17 overs with openers Rahul Hazarika and Sunil Ranjan Gogoi remaining unbeaten on 47 (4x7, 6x1) and 37 (4x4) respectively.

Earlier, Angshuman Saikia topscored for Golaghat with an unbeaten knock of 30 runs.

Chetri hauled the five wickets conceding 28 runs while Mantu Das and Bitop Mahanta took two wickets each for 15 and 37 runs respectively. Yesterday, NF Railway clinched full points against Bongaigaon handing the latter a two-wicket defeat in a two-day group league match at the same venue.

Put to bat on Friday, Bongaigaon were all out for 183 in 70 overs and the railmen yesterday reached 186 for eight in 57.1 overs.


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