| A moment from the match between Navarang (batting) and Bud at Nehru Stadium in Guwahati on Friday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Jan. 24: Hosts Bud Cricket Club Blue stormed into the final of the 12th Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge Cricket Tournament, registering a convincing 56-run victory over Navarang Club in the first semi-final at Judges Field here today.
Roshan Alam put up a splendid performance, which included a fine spell of bowling to send six batsmen back to the pavilion, and saw him walking away with the Man of the Match honour.
Invited to bat, the Bud batsmen managed to put up 161 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated 40 overs.
Subhadeep Ghosh scored 30 runs off 26 deliveries while Roshan Alam remained not out with 27 runs off 32 balls.
Tajinder Singh contributed 25 runs off 41 deliveries.
Ritupan Phatowali picked up three wickets conceding 32 runs in eight overs while Mantu Das and Azahar Ali scalped two wickets each.
In reply, Navarang batsmen could only manage 105 runs before being bundled out in 33.5 overs.
Rajib Kalita scored 27 runs off 37 deliveries, while Bishal Roy chipped in with 25 runs off 56 balls.
Roshan Alam was the wrecker-in-chief with six wickets to his kitty for 23 runs in his 9.5 overs while Gokul Sarma scalped three wickets going for 24 runs in six overs.
Navajyoti Club will lock horns with City Cricket Club in the second semi-final tomorrow.
Lajong U-19 team: Shillong Lajong FC today named its under-19 squad for the Northeast zonal league to be held in Shillong and here from February 11.
Apart from Shillong Lajong, Shillong outfits Rangdajied United FC and Royal Wahingdoh FC and Green Valley SC, Guwahati are participating in the tournament.
The team that finishes top in the zonal league will qualify for the final round.
The Shillong-based clubs will play their home matches on the Fifa turf in Polo while Green Valley will host their home matches at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here.
The Shillong Lajong squad comprises Nitin Meel, Kunzang Bhutia, Nihal Das (all goalkeepers), Nim Dorjee Tamang, Dinesh Singh, Sh. Sandeep Singh, Niawkorlang Kyndiah, Rakesh Pradhan, Kh. Rojit Singh, Jimmy Maibam, Nabin Rabha (all defenders), Rupert Nongrum, Ksankupar Khongmalai, Jacob Lalrawbawla, Zodingliana Ralte, Hardy Cliff Nongbri, Prabal Deka, Wahengbam Angousana Luwang, Lalrammuana, Shanbor Jyrwa, Lunginmang Kipgen (all midfielders), Th. Bipin Singh, Shaiborlang Kharpran, Jesterwell Shangpliang and Redeem Tlang (all forwards).