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Navarang enter final

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Guwahati, May 22: Navarang Club made it to the final of the first Maharishi Bora Trophy Cricket Tournament, organised by Gauhati Town Club, defeating City Cricket Coaching Centre by 51 runs in the first semi-final at Judges Field here today.

Put in to bat, Navarang posted a modest total of 189 for five in the stipulated 35 overs. In reply, City Coaching greenhorns could not survive the opponentís bowling attack for long to be bundled out for 138 in 29.4 overs.

Sonu Kumar topscored for Navarang Club with a patient 52, hitting five boundaries off 84 deliveries. P. Trinadha Rao (39, 4x4, 1x6) and Rio Pramanik (22, 1x4, 1x6) were the other main scorers for the side.

Akash Maurya and Rashid Aarhan of City Coaching shared two wickets each conceding 33 and 28 runs respectively. In their chase, Anup Bhujel was the only City Coaching boy who managed to tackle the Navarang bowlers to remain unbeaten on 25, laced with two boundaries.

Raj Agarwal also chipped in with a patient 20 (3x4).

Angshuman Saikia was the pick of the Navarang bowlers having hauled three wickets for 25 runs while teammates Abhijeet Rabha and Abhijit Das picked up two each giving away 28 and 19 runs respectively. Gauhati Town Club will face Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre in the second semi-finals tomorrow.

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