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North, West rule on Day 2

Guwahati, Jan. 28: North Zone and West Zone registered victories in their respective matches of the 43rd All-India Food Corporation of India Inter-Zonal Cricket Tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.

North Zone thrashed their Southern counterparts by a huge margin of 142 runs.

Opting to bat, North Zone piled up a mammoth total of 213 runs for the loss of two wickets in the stipulated 15 overs.

Opener Lakan Singh scored an unbeaten hurricane knock of 101 runs off 44 deliveries.

Faiz Ahmed contributed 68 runs off 35 balls. Anand Barik and Yogesh scalped one wicket each.

In reply, South Zone could only manage 71 runs for the loss of two wickets in their regular overs.

The second match of the day witnessed West Zone getting the better of East Zone.

Electing to bat, East Zone managed to put up a total of 106 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. Saikat Mukherjee and Nilava Debnath scored 20 runs each.

S. Jaiswal and O. Jaiswal scalped three wickets each while N. Salunke picked up two wickets.

Chasing a modest total, West Zone edged past the target losing eight wickets in 19.3 overs.

Onkar Gurav scored 22 runs off 26 balls while S. Sahastrabudhe and S. Jaiswal chipped in with 13 runs each.

India Club open: The 16th India Club All-Assam Open Tennis Championship, held at the India Club courts here, witnessed an upset today when boys’ under-12 top seed Pratik Hazarika was sent packing by the unseeded Abhisekh Barua 4-5 in the pre-quarterfinals.

Other results: Boys’ under-12 singles pre-quarters — Barun Kalita beat Anuvab Kashyap 5-2, Hrykob Bora beat Sandeep Kalita 5-1, Anuranan Choudhury beat Aditya Bhagawati 5-1, Anchit Gogoi beat Hrishikesh Bharali 5-0, Ayush Sarma beat Aryan Narayan 5-1, Abhinash Barua outplayed Antariksh Saikia 5-3, Kritanta Sarma outplayed Dhritiraj Choudhury 5-1 and Swarnava Das defeated Abdul Hakim 5-2.

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