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First-innings lead for hosts

- Mixed bag for Assam: lead in one meet, trail in the other

Guwahati, Dec. 8: Hosts Assam took a first-innings lead of 124 runs against Odisha in a Cooch Behar Trophy under-19 plate group B league match at Golaghat District Sports Association stadium today.

Put in to bat first, the visitors were skittled out for 62 in 22.1 overs, courtesy pacer Mrinmoy Dutta’s performance of five wickets for 10 runs.

Assam were 187 for six in 65 overs at stumps on day one of the four-day match.

Amar Alam picked up three for 16 and Rajjakuddin Ahmed took two for 22. S. Senapati (12, 2x4) and M. Hussain (11, 1x4) were the only Odisha batsmen to reach double figures.

Assam lost an early wicket in Yatin Malik (6), but Hrishikesh Tamuli (79) and Dhrubajyoti Das (42) shared a second-wicket partnership of 94 runs to take the hosts past Odisha’s score.

Three quick wickets — Yasir Ali (13, 2x4), Wasiqur Rahman (14, 2x4) and Romario Sharma (21, 1x4), — followed the dismissal of Das.

Dasmanikpuri took three wickets for 54 runs.

CCCC Blue in final: Hosts City Cricket Coaching Centre Blue entered the final of the first City Challenge Inter-Coaching Centre U-13 Cricket Tournament, defeating River Rine Cricket Coaching Centre by 80 runs at Janata Bhawan parade ground here today.

Chandmari Cricket Coaching Centre A sealed their place in the semi-final with an eight-wicket victory over Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre A.

Badminton: Kristi Das of Assam and Sanskriti Chabra of Delhi clinched a bronze medal in the Yonex Sunrise Bangladesh Open International Badminton Championship in Dhaka from December 2.