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Navajyoti beat Bud, claim trophy

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Guwahati, Feb. 21: Navajyoti Club annexed the Servo 21st Guwahati Challenge Trophy All-Assam Cricket Tournament title defeating Bud Cricket Club by four wickets in the final at Judges Field here today.

Put to bat, Bud batsmen put up 176 runs for the loss of nine wickets in the stipulated 40 overs. Navajyoti boys eased past the target losing six wickets in 37.2 overs.

Manoj Malo scored 45 runs for Bud while Kaushik Giri chipped in with 36 runs off 46 balls. Roshan Basfor was the other notable contributor with 24 runs off 42 deliveries.

Dharani Rabha picked up three wickets conceding 44 runs in his nine overs while Bikash Chetri and Nipon Deka bagged two wickets each. Nipon Deka and Bikash Chhetri put up a crucial seventh-wicket partnership of 64 runs off 46 balls.

Nipon Deka topscored with an unbeaten 41 runs off 21 deliveries while Bikash Chetri remained not out with 18 runs off 28 balls.

Arminder Singh Oberoi and Hrishikesh Tamuli chipped in with 28 runs each.

Swarupam Purkayastha scalped two wickets going for 43 runs in his allotted 10 overs while Biplab Saikia, Roshan Basfor and Debabrata Roy picked up one wicket each.

Nipon Deka was named Man of the Match for his fine all-round performance while Abhijit Singha Roy of Navajyoti walked away with the Man of the Series honour.

Rajiv Kalita of Navarang Club was named Best Batsman while Swarupam Purkayastha bagged the Best Bowler award.

Kaushik Oja of Navarang Club won the Best Wicketkeeper title, while Kaushik Giri of Bud Cricket Club was adjudged the Best Fielder.