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Ulubari, Shankar win

Guwahati, May 21: Ulubari Higher Secondary School and Srimanta Shankar Academy registered thumping victories in their respective matches of the Dhan Sena Sinha 10th All- Assam Inter-School Prize-money Cricket Tournament, organised by River Rine Cricket Coaching Center, at Latasil ground here today.

Ulubari HS School inflicted an 84-run defeat on Guru Nanak High School while Shankar Academy humbled St Paul English School by 83 runs in the two matches.

Put in to bat, the Ulubari side posted 144 for six in the stipulated 20 overs and later skittled out the Guru Nanak boys for 60 in 18.4 overs.

Jayanta Pathak (37, 2x4), Nausad Hussain (34, 5x4) and Chandan Baruah (24, 2x4, 1x6) were the main scorers for Ulubari while Neel Kamal Kashyap of Guru Nanak bagged three wickets for 32 runs.

In their chase, Sahil Jain topscored for Guru Nanak with 19 (1x4) and teammates Sancheet Pasari and Mayank Singodia chipped in with 15 and 12 runs respectively. Subrata Mallick of Ulubari bagged three wickets for 14 and Bappi Biswas claimed two for nine.

In the other match, Shankar Academy, put in to bat, rode piggyback a brilliant century by Debashish Saikia to pile up 221 for six in the 20 overs. The St Paul boys were all out for 138 with two balls remaining.

Debasish Saikia scored 112 facing only 55 balls. He slammed 11 hits to the ropes and nine towering sixes. Tanuz Kalita (21, 3x4) and Abhilash Goswami (20, 4x4) were the other notable scorers for the side.

Bijay Singh of St Paul claimed two wickets for 32 runs.

For St Paul, Abhishek Pandit topscored with 46 (3x4, 3x6) while Deepak Kr. Shah contributed 31 (6x4) and Sanjeev Yadav 17 (3x4).

Abhilash Goswami of Shankar Academy picked up three wickets for 15 runs and teammates Sohail Hasan Choudhury, Samim Akhter Hazarika and Tanuz Kalita shared two each for seven, 19 and 30 runs respectively.

Tomorrow, Sree Digambar Jain High School will play Noonmati Public School and South Point School clash with Student Faculty High School.


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