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Silchar top group tally

Hailakandi, Jan. 30: Hosts Silchar topped the elite group D tally in the Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy senior inter-district cricket championship with 16 points, followed by Biswanath Chariali with 12 points to qualify for the knockouts.

The other two teams in the group Sivasagar and Tezpur finished with eight and zero points respectively.

On the last day of the two-day match against Sivasagar at Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium, home side Silchar tallied three points by virtue of a first-innings lead in their third straight match.

Earlier, hosts Silchar defeated Tezpur by an innings and 45 runs in their second match. Silchar declared their first innings in 282 for 8 and in reply Tezpur bundled out in 99 and 138.

In another match, Biswanath Chariali defeated Sivasagar by 150 runs. Biswanath Chariali scored 195 and 150 for 8 (declared) and Sivasagar scored 125 and 70 runs.

In the other match of the group, Biswanath Chariali defeated Tezpur by 62 runs. Biswanath Chariali scored 153 and 200 for 8 (declared). In reply, Tezpur scored 193 and 98.

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