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Faculty enter semis

Guwahati, April 23: The semi-final line-up for the Nabin Chandra Tamuly inter-school cricket tournament, organised by Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre at Nehru Stadium here, was drawn up today.

While Don Bosco School will clash with Fairyland High School, Faculty Higher Secondary School will play Srimanta Shankar Academy in the two semi-finals on Friday. The final will be held on Saturday.

In two league matches played today, Faculty handed a 37-run defeat to Nichols High School to book a semi-final berth, Ulubari Higher Secondary School inflicted a 44-run defeat on Capital Public School in an inconsequential fixture.

In the first match, Faculty elected to bat, and posted 172 for eight in the 25 overs. Nichols boys were restricted to 135 for eight in the 25 overs.

Kunal Sharma topscored for Faculty with a quickfire 33 off 18 balls. He hit five fours and a six. Chittaranjan Prasad of Nichols captured two wickets for 28 runs.

For Nichols, Rahul Sharma scored 51 (5x4) and Himangshu Goswami remained unbeaten on 18 (1x4). Chiranjib Borah was pick of the Faculty bowlers having bagged three for 21.

In the afternoon, put in to bat, the Ulubari boys were all out for 123 in 23.5 overs, chasing which the Capital boys were bundled out for 79 in 20.2 overs. Rajesh Das (15, 2x4) and Jayanta Pathak (12, 1x4, 1x6) were the main scorers for Ulubari while Bijay Chetri and Abhishek Datta of Capital shared three wickets each conceding 11 and 13 runs respectively. For Capital, Sebestain Sangma scored 28 while Sohain Hussain and Chandanjyoti Baruah of Ulubari shared four wickets each giving away 16 and 18 runs respectively.