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Pallav steadies ACA ship with 87 runs

Guwahati, July 28: A defiant unbeaten knock of 87 runs by Pallav Das steered Assam Cricket Association XI to a much better position in the second innings of their KSCA K. Thimmappiah tournament match against National Cricket Academy (NCA) at the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering ground, Mysore.

Assam, resuming their first innings at the overnight score of 98 for three in 27 overs, could only manage 165 runs before being all out in reply to NCA’s 211.

Resuming their second innings, the NCA batsmen amassed 365 runs before being bundled out.

Nikhil Naik topscored with a fine knock of 154 runs while Subham Khajuria contributed a valuable 135 runs to put their side ahead.

Assam certainly felt the absence of their pace spearhead Abu Nechim Ahmed and Pritam Das, who are down with injuries. However, medium pacer Rajakuddin Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers with five wickets to his kitty while Krishna Das scalped three wickets.

In reply, Assam Cricket Association was 195 for the loss of three wickets in 50 overs at stumps.

Opener Pallav Das was at the crease with an unbeaten 87 runs while southpaw Sibsankar Roy scored 50 runs. Swarupam Purkayastha was batting on 28 runs.

Karate meet: The United Karate-Do Association, Assam will hold the eighth Sub-Junior State Karate Do Championship at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium here on August 2 and 3.