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Assam win by 11 runs

Calcutta: Once again, Assam got off to a scrappy start, but recovered gradually as the game progressed to defeat Tripura by 11 runs in Thursday’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy zonal leg tie, here, at the Jadavpur University Salt Lake Campus ground.

Seasoned campaigners, Sibsankar Roy (53) and Abu Nechim Ahmed (4/21), were the men behind Assam’s victory, which strengthens their position in the zone. While for Tripura, the result spelt the end of their campaign with Friday’s game against Bengal reduced to a dead rubber.

In reply to Assam’s 152, Tripura were restricted to 141 for eight.

BRIEF SCORES

Assam 152 in 19.4 ovs (S. Roy 53). Tripura 141/8 in 20 ovs (A. Ahmed 4/21). Assam won by 11 runs