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GTC edge past Santipur

Guwahati, Jan. 12: Gauhati Town Club edged past Santipur Athletic Club by one wicket in a league match of the 12th Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge Cricket Tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Santipur were restricted to 174 in 36.2 overs.

Wicketkeeper batsman Washiqur Rahman topscored with 76 runs off 92 balls while Sajid Khan chipped in with 49 runs off 59 deliveries.

Yasir Ali was the other notable contributor with 20 runs off 32 balls.

For GTC, Nayan Deka bagged four wickets conceding 30 runs in 8.2 overs while Sujit Gowala picked up three wickets for 37 runs in eight overs. Abhinav Choudhury took two wickets, giving away 38 runs in seven overs.

In reply, GTC faced early blows with the side reduced to 24 runs for the loss of four wickets at one stage.

However, Shimanta Neogiís unbeaten knock of 71 off 74 balls, along with former Ranji player Deep Boraís 42 off 56 deliveries, lent stability to the chase.

After Boraís dismissal, Neogi took the upper hand in steering the ship home in 38.2 overs for the loss of nine wickets.

Md Shahid was the wrecker-in-chief with six wickets, conceding 28 runs in his allotted 10 overs. Sajid Khan scalped one wicket.

Shimanta Neogi was adjudged Man of the Match for his splendid show with the bat. Bud Cricket Club (B) will play Santipur Athletic Club tomorrow.

U-15 cricket: Lakhimpur defeated Bokakhat by 90 runs in the final of the under-15 inter-district Amarjit Sarma cricket tournament at the Golaghat DSA playground today.


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