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City Club outclass Brahmaputra

Guwahati, Dec. 9: City Cricket Club registered a convincing nine-wicket victory over Brahmaputra Boys Club in a match of the 22nd Ankurjyoti Challenge Limited Overs Cricket Tournament for the Ratan Lal Singhania and Mohini Devi Singhania Trophy at Judges’ Field here today.

Electing to bat, Brahmaputra Boys Club scored only 128 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their stipulated 35 overs. Subham Jha scored 52 runs off 100 deliveries while Dipankar Das contributed 17 runs off 24 balls. Manash Jyoti Gogoi took three wickets for 18 runs in his four overs while Bhaskar Bora picked up two wickets for 18 runs in six overs.

In reply, City Cricket Club eased past the target, losing only one wicket, in 14.3 overs. The side rode on Rahul Hazarika’s unbeaten knock of 100 runs off 62 balls while Nabajyoti Hazarika remained not out on 25 off 30 deliveries. Dipankar Das scalped the lone wicket and gave 20 runs in his three overs. The next match will be played between Maharana Athletic Club and Pepsi Cricket Club, Nalbari, tomorrow. In the Ankurjyoti Challenge under-16 inter-institution cricket tournament, Northeast Frontier Railway Sports Association (NFRSA) got the better of Gauhati Town Club Cricket Coaching Centre in a match played at Latasil ground here today.

Opting to field, NFRSA restricted GTC Cricket Coaching Centre to a meagre total of 97 runs in 27.5 overs. Sushank Bora scored 29 runs off 58 balls while Nitin Jain contributed 26 runs off 41 deliveries. Hira Chetri scalped three wickets for 15 runs in his six overs while Akash Chetry and Sabir Hussain picked up two wickets each.

The NFRSA batsmen easily chased down the target — scoring 103 runs for the loss of three wickets in 14.5 overs. Debasish Debnath topscored with 45 runs off 44 balls while Hrikesh Das contributed 22 runs off 21 deliveries.