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Electronic Media emerge champs

Guwahati, March 3: Electronic Media XI got the better of Assam Photo Journalists Association (APJA) by 73 runs to annex the title of the DynaRoof ASJA Media Cup T20 Quadrangular Cricket Tournament, organised by the Assam Sports Journalists Association, at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Electronic Media batsmen posted 140 runs for the loss of six wickets in the stipulated overs. Binoy Kalita rose to the occasion with a knock of 59 runs, while Kishore Talukdar chipped in with 24 runs. Pitambar Newar and Dhruba Boro scalped two wickets each for their side.

In reply, Assam Photo Journalists Association failed to stay in the middle for long as the side could only manage 67 runs before being bundled out in 13.5 overs. Banajit Bhuyan scored 18 runs while Bhargab Baishya was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets for 10 runs.

Binoy Kalita also scalped three wickets conceding 22 runs, which got him the Man of the Final award.

Vishma Thapa of APJA was named Best Batsman of the Tournament while Binoy Kalita was Best Bowler.

Pranjal Sarma of Electronic Media XI got the Best Wicketkeeper award while teammate Ankur Borthakur walked away with the Best Fielder title. Pranab Das of Electronic Media XI was adjudged the Man of the Tournament for his consistent show.

Pranjal, Dasarath Deka (APJA), Pranab, Mofidul Islam of Guwahati Press XI and Vishma were awarded their respective Man of the Match awards for their performances in the league matches.