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Navajyoti beat Navarang

Guwahati, March 12: Navajyoti Club clinched a thrilling three-run victory over Navarang Club in their match of the Bhupen Chandra Mahanta Guwahati Sports Association A Division Cricket League at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Navajyoti Club put up a competitive total of 203 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the stipulated 35 overs. Navarang batsmen could only manage 200 runs losing eight wickets in the limited overs. Bitop Mahanta topscored for Navajyoti with a fine knock of 80 runs off 82 balls, which included 10 hits to the fence while Abhijit Singha Roy chipped in with 25 runs. Bhaskarjyoti Barman was the other notable contributor with 22 runs which included four boundaries. Azahar Ali bagged two wickets going for 50 runs in his five overs while Amar Das and Sadek Imran Choudhury picked up a wicket each. In reply, Jnan Boro played a strokeful knock of 76 runs off 48 balls, which included three hits to the rope and six over the fence while Bishal Roy scored 46 runs with four boundaries. Chanakya Sarma was the pick of the Navajyoti bowlers with three wickets for 31 runs in his allotted seven overs while Sushanta Sinha Roy and Bhaskarjyoti Barman bagged a wicket each.

On the other hand, Narakasur Jyoti Sangha got the better of Assam State Electricity Board Sports Club by 31 runs in the inaugural match of the GSA B Division Cricket League at the Latasil Playground here today.