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Guwahati open tourney in style

Guwahati, March 25: Hosts Guwahati opened the Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy Senior Inter-District Cricket Tournament elite group semi-finals league, inflicting an innings and 254-run defeat on Dibrugarh at Nehru Stadium here today.

Resuming their second innings after being forced to follow on, Dibrugarh could manage only 158 runs before being all out in 47.3 overs in the pre-lunch session on the final day of the three-day match. With a total of 17 for the loss of one wicket till the end of the second day’s play yesterday, the Dibrugarh batsmen failed to last in the middle for long.

Overnight batsman Jyotiraditya Chetia, who was batting with nine runs, went on to topscore with a defiant knock of 72 runs facing 100 deliveries, while former Ranji player Saurav Bhagawati contributed 38 runs.

Rituparna Phatowali and Bastav Hazarika chipped in with 16 runs each.

Left-arm spinner Yadavendra Singh was the pick of the Guwahati bowlers with four wickets for 61 runs off 18 overs, including five maidens, while another left arm spinner, Abir Chakraborty, bagged three wickets for 32 runs off 6.3 overs. Offie Sunzow Brahma took two wickets conceding seven runs off five overs while Sohail Rahman scalped one wicket going for 26 runs in 11 overs.

With this win, Guwahati will carry forward seven points, including a bonus point.


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