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St Johnís, KVK triumph

Guwahati, Nov. 13: Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara edged past Mariaís Public School by one run while St Johnís English School defeated Purba Bharati Jatiya Vidyalay by 17 runs in the 7th All Assam Parijat Mazumdar & Rooby Group under-14 inter-school cricket tournament, organised by River Rine Cricket Coaching Centre at Latasil playground here today.

In the first match, KV opted to bat but were restricted to 88 in 18 overs. Kaushik Saikia was the topscorer with 22 off 20 balls while Abhishek Paul hit 19 off 40 deliveries. For Mariaís, Abir Chakraborty scalped three for six while Drishyant Goswami bagged three for 18 in four overs. In reply, Mariaís fell short of their target by two runs, posting 87 for five in 20 overs. Raghav Bora scored 27 runs while Narayan Deka chipped in with 19 off 40 balls. For KV, Umasankar Sarma and Neelpawan Rajkhowa bagged two wickets each.

In the other match, St Johnís opted to bat and piled up a respectable 151 for three in the stipulated 20 overs. Bikram Guwala struck a run-a-ball 44 while Sanjay Singh and Jay Singh scored 27 and 25 runs respectively.

In reply, Purba Bharati were restricted to 137 in 19 overs. L. Kiran Kumar Singha top scored with 34. For St Johnís, Bijay Rai and Sanjay Singh bagged three wickets each.