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Navajyoti outshine FCI

Guwahati, March 9: Navajyoti Club registered a five-wicket win over Food Corporation of India Sports Club in a match of the Bhupen Chandra Mahanta GSA A Division Cricket League at Nehru Stadium here today.

Despite Sanjow Brahma’s all-round heroics, FCI failed to pull off a win in an evenly-contested match.

Put to bat, FCI batsmen put up a modest total of 193 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 35 overs.

In reply, Navajyoti men achieved the target losing five wickets in 33.2 overs.

Sanjow Brahma topscored for FCI with a fine knock of 92 runs off 95 balls, which included 12 hits to the fence, while southpaw Rahul Hazarika chipped in with 23 runs off 24 deliveries. Bishnu Pator was the other notable contributor with 20 runs off 40 balls.

Chanakya Sarma of Navajyoti picked up two wickets going for 29 runs in his six overs while Bitop Mahanta scalped two wickets conceding 40 runs in five overs.

Despite a steady start with nine runs coming from their first five overs, the Navajyoti side managed to gain the momentum to get past the target quite easily.

Arminder Singh Oberoi rose to the occasion, with a crucial 78 runs off 73 deliveries with five boundaries while Chanakya Sarma added 67 valuable runs off 66 balls.

Kon Urang was the pick of the FCI bowlers with three wickets for 23 runs in 5.2 overs while Sanjow Brahma bagged two wickets for 38 runs.

Remembered: Former Assam Cricket Association president Surendra Nath Das was remembered on the occasion of his birth centenary year at India Club here today. Das was the president of the ACA from 1978 to 1986 and also the organising secretary of the only Davis Cup match in Guwahati between India and Sri Lanka in 1967.

Premier league: Green Valley SC, Guwahati, today marched into the semi-finals routing Sports Authority of India, Kokrajhar 6-0 in a one-sided match of the Assam State Football Premier League at Amguri Stadium here today.


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