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Advant, Fairyland move ahead

Guwahati, May 18: Advant Academy English School and Fairyland High School registered wins in their respective matches of the 10th Dhan Sena Sinha All Assam Inter-School Prize-money Cricket Tournament at Latasil playground here today.

The first match of the day had to be curtailed to a 10-overs-a-side affair owing to early morning showers. Fairyland High School eased past Maharshi Vidya Mandir, Bhangagarh, by nine wickets.

Put in to bat, Maharshi batsmen put up 56 runs for the loss of six wickets in the stipulated 10 overs. Arjun Mahato scored 20 runs off 15 balls, while Bishal Roy chipped in with a run-a-ball 12 runs. Atul Singh took three for nine runs in his two overs while Rupam Boro took two wickets, conceding 11 runs in his two overs.

In reply, Fairyland batsmen eased past the target losing one wicket in 5.2 overs. Atul Singh topscored with an unbeaten 38 runs off 22 balls. Arjun Mahato picked up the lone wicket going for 23 runs in two overs.

The second match of the day between Purbabharati Katiya Vidyalaya and Advant Academy English School was also reduced to a 12-over-a-side match. Put in to bat, Advant put up 104 runs for the loss of six wickets in their regular overs. Saurav Ghosh scored 29 runs off 12 deliveries while Vikramjit Singha contributed 20 runs off 17 balls.

Santosh Thakuri with 16 runs off 19 deliveries was another notable contributor. Ganesh Rai, L. Kiran Singha bagged two wickets each. Chasing a stiff total, the Purbabharati boys could only manage 90 runs for eight wickets in the stipulated overs.

L. Kiran Singha scored 27 runs off 31 balls while Pritam Saha contributed 16 runs off 13 deliveries. Santosh Thakuria was the wrecker-in-chief with five wickets in his kitty for 25 runs in his three overs while M. Raju picked up two wickets conceding 19 runs in his three overs.

Chess team: Dhrupad Kashyap of GTC Chess Foundation and Rishita Sinha, Anchita Sharma, Manthan Kashyap Datta and Snehasish Sinha of PC Borooah Chess Academy here will represent Assam in the 28th National Under-9 Chess Championship in Pondicherry from May 19.

Demise: Former state cricketer Debashish Choudhury, who represented Assam in the Vijay Merchant Trophy (under-16) and Cooch Behar Trophy (under-19), passed away following prolonged illness at 35 yesterday.


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