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School meet hots up

- Capital Public and Ganesh Nagar register victories
Inter-school cricket

Guwahati, April 10: Capital Public School and Ganesh Nagar Higher Secondary School were victorious in their respective matches of the Nabin Chandra Tamuly Inter-school Cricket Tournament, organised by the Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre, at the Nehru Stadium here today.

Capital Public School got the better of Fairyland High School by three wickets in the first match of the day.

Put in to bat, Fairyland School put up a total of 137 runs before being all out in 24.3 overs. Atul Kr Singh scored 40 runs off 43 balls, which included six boundaries and a six, while Kousar Ali and Shivu Poudel chipped in with 22 runs each.

Bhajanta Borah was the pick of the Capital Public School bowlers with four wickets for 30 runs in his allotted five overs while Sanjib Bey scalped two wickets, conceding nine runs in his quota of overs. Abhishek Dutta took one wicket for 23 runs in his four overs.

Chasing the modest total, Capital Public School batsmen edged past the target in 24.5 overs after losing seven wickets. Utpal Das scored 41 runs off 67 deliveries while Monoj Gurung chipped in with 28 runs off 27 balls, which featured five hits to the fence. Bhajanta Borah remained not out with 16 runs off nine deliveries with two hits over the ropes.

Ajay Kr Pandit scalped two wickets, going for 13 runs in three overs, while Atul Kr singh and Muktar Hussain picked up one wicket each.

In the second match of the day, Ganesh Nagar Higher Secondary School registered a convincing six-wicket victory over Angels of God High School.

Electing to bat, the Angels of God batsmen failed to make an impact as the side was bundled out for just 68 runs in 21.2 overs. Lobo Kr Paswan with 11 runs and Kaushik Sarma with 10 runs were the only batsmen to reach double figures.

Bishnu Paswan, Badal Chauhan and Abhishek Rajbhar picked up two wickets each.

In reply, the Ganesh Nagar boys got past the target in 16 overs, losing just four wickets. Pradip Kr Jha remained unbeaten with 17 runs off 41 balls while Balaji Mahato remained not out with eight runs off 10 deliveries.

Sahil Ahmed, Subhrojyoti Basak and Dhrubo Rajbongshi picked up one wicket apiece.

Don Bosco High School will play St Johnís English School in the first match of the day tomorrow while Sarvajanik Hindi High School will face Nichols High School in the second match.


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