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GTC drub River Rine, enter semis

Guwahati, Jan. 7: Hosts Gauhati Town Club today inflicted a seven-wicket defeat on River Rine Club to book a semi-final berth in the Ramesh Baruah Trophy invitation cricket tournament at Judges Field here.

Put in to bat, the River Rine batsmen were all out for 131 in 38.2 overs and GTC lost three wickets scoring 132 in 23.5 overs.

The GTC bowlers, especially Nayan Deka, made no mistake in cashing in on the weather conditions to destabilise the opponent’s batting order with strikes at quick intervals to restrict them to the modest total.

Vinod Sharma (22, 4x4) was the topscorer for River Rine. Teammates Rajit Ali and Chandan Singh chipped in with 18 and 15 runs respectively.

Deka hauled four wickets for 19 runs while Sujit Gowala and Abhinav Choudhury took two each for 30 and eight runs respectively.

Deka also topscored for GTC with an unbeaten 46, laced with six boundaries and an over-boundary. Besides, Kankan Das contributed a run-a-ball 33 (5x4, 1x6) and Dimbeswar Boro remained not out on 11 (2x4).

Danish Das of River Rine claimed two wickets for 39 runs.

There is no match tomorrow. Navajyoti Club will play Bud Cricket Club on Thursday.

Kickboxing medals: Assam tallied six medals in the 59th National School Games kickboxing under-17 and under-19 championship under way at New Delhi since January 2. The medallists include Parthajit Rabha and Jitul Das (both silver), Munu Boro, Lashi Maya Limbu, Ratul Swargiary and Amit Barman (all bronze).