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Sivasagar enter semi-finals

Guwahati, May 9: Sivasagar sealed their place in the semi-finals of the second Umananda Bora Under-13 Inter-District Cricket Tournament, defeating Charaideo by six wickets in the third quarter-final at Barsapara Cricket Stadium here today.

Sivasagar’s decision to field proved to be correct as they went on to bundle Charaideo out for a paltry 47 runs in 23.4 overs. Rajnik Magar with 11 runs off 12 balls and Prattyush Kr Chakravorty with 10 runs off 21 deliveries were the only batsmen to reach double figures. The side received a bonus of 17 runs in extras. Biki Singh was the pick of the Sivasagar bowlers with four wickets in his kitty for 11 runs in his allotted eight overs while Debrabrat Gogoi and Deepjyoti Sarmah scalped two wickets each. Farhad Qvabid and Rajdeep Handique took a wicket each.

In reply, Sivasagar lost four wickets but managed to steer the ship home in 20 overs. Jarzoo Mili scored 11 runs off 23 balls while Pramath Dutta with 10 runs off 32 deliveries was the other batsman to reach the double-figure mark. Rajdeep Handique remained not out with six runs off 12 balls while the side received nine runs in extras. Prattoy Raj Das scalped three wickets giving away 18 runs in seven overs while Prajjawal Baidya picked up the other wicket conceding 15 runs in seven overs. Jorhat will play Nalbari tomorrow.

Fide rating: Three players of P C Borooah Chess Academy here — Pranit Malhotra, Debanjana Purakaystha and Rishav Deuri — were awarded Fide rating in the May rating list published by World Chess Federation on May 1. Pranit has tallied 1042, Debanjana got 1202 and Rishav 1271 rating points.


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