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City overcome Paona club

Guwahati, Jan. 16: City Cricket Club got the better of Paona Cricket Club, Imphal, by four wickets in a low-scoring match of the 12th Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge Cricket Tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.

Batting first, Paona Cricket Club batsmen were bundled out for 119 runs in 39.3 overs.

Guniram scored an unbeaten 37 runs off 73 balls while Mahesh chipped in with 20 runs off 34 deliveries.

Dheeraj Singh bagged three wickets conceding 27 runs in 10 overs while Sohail Rahman and Kanta Kishore Das picked up two wickets each.

Chasing the target, City Cricket batsmen faced some blows with wickets falling at regular intervals but managed to get past the target losing six wickets in 30.2 overs.

The side rode on Deepak Bhattís unbeaten 47 runs off 85 balls while Imdadul Saikia was the other notable contributor with a run-a-ball 18 runs.

William was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets to his kitty for 32 runs in 6.2 overs while Robertson scalped two wickets going for 18 runs in four overs. Dheeraj Singh was adjudged Man of the Match for his match-saving innings.

River Rine Club will play Favourite Club on Saturday.

Loktak Trophy: Tiddim Road Athletic Union defeated North Eastern Reorganisation and Cultural Association by 2-1 goals to enter the final of the seventh Loktak Trophy played at Moirang Multipurpose Ground.

Ng. Ronald and N. Dhananjoy scored for Tiddim Road while Th. Ratan fetch the lone goal for the North Eastern team.

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