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Thursday , January 16 , 2014
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Paona defeat Bud

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Guwahati, Jan. 15: Paona Cricket Club, Imphal registered a 55-run victory over hosts Bud Cricket Club (Green) in their match of the 12th Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge Cricket Tournament at Nehru Stadium here today.

Batting first, Paona Cricket Club faced early blows and were tottering at one stage with the scoreboard reading 67 for the loss of six wickets.

Mahesh Singh and Homendra Singh steered the side to a stable situation with a 71-run partnership. The side put up a total of 182 runs before being bundled out in 38.5 overs.

Mahesh scored 44 runs off 64 balls while Homendra chipped in with 43 runs off 56 deliveries.

Bhaskar Kalita scalped three wickets for 35 runs in 10 overs while Ranji players Mrigen Talukdar and Rishav Das picked up two wickets each.

Chasing the target, the Bud batsmen failed to stay in the middle for long.

The side was bundled out for 127 runs in 30 overs. Mrigen Talukdar topscored with a run-a-ball 31 while Bhaskar Kalita and Priyankar Chakraborty contributed 27 and 24 runs respectively.

Robertson S. and Jayanta Singh picked up three wickets each while Guniram S. scalped two wickets conceding 23 runs in five overs.

Homendra was adjudged the Man of the Match for his contribution with the bat.

City Cricket Club will play Paona Cricket Club tomorrow.

On Monday, hosts Bud Cricket Club, Blue inflicted a 130-run victory on Santipur Athletic Club.

The hosts put up a target of 192 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated 40 overs while Santipur was bundled out for a paltry 61 runs in 22.5 overs.

City Cricket Club registered a four-wicket victory against Bud Cricket Club, Green on Tuesday.

Table Tennis meet: The 75th Junior and Youth National Table Tennis Championship got under way at Tarun Ram Phookan indoor stadium here today.

Nearly 800 paddlers from from 33 states and more than 10 major institutions are participating in the event.