The Telegraph
Monday , February 24 , 2014
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Santipur triumph in opener

Guwahati, Feb. 23: Santipur Athletic Club registered a convincing seven-wicket victory over Navajyoti Club in the inaugural match of the Bhupen Chandra Mahanta GSA A Division Cricket League at Nehru Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Navajyoti Club failed to put up a competitive total as the side was bundled out for a paltry 80 runs in 28.2 overs.

In reply, Santipur Athletic Club eased past the target, losing three wickets in 16.2 overs.

Shivam Mandal scored 31 runs while Deep Kalita chipped in with 14 runs for Navajyoti. Tauhid Ali Talukdar was the pick of the Santipur bowlers with a haul of four for seven runs off 6.2 overs, while Ibrahim Ali scalped three wickets for 15 runs off four overs.

Biplab Saikia topscored for Santipur with an unbeaten knock of 31 runs, which included six hits to the fence while Abdul Saher Islam remained not out with 21 runs.

Manipur polo: Meiraba Polo Club moved into the pre-quarterfinal stage, defeating Thangmeiband Polo Club (A) by 4-3 goals in the 30th State Polo Tournament 2014 at Mapal Kangjeibung, reports our sports correspondent from Imphal.

In another match, Thoubal District Polo Association sailed into the pre-quarterfinal, thrashing Eastern Students Club (B) by 11-1 goals.

MCA plate cricket: Model Club posted a seven-wicket victory over Western Cricket Association in a match of the 1st MCA Plate Tournament at Luwangpokpa cricket stadium today.

Veterans’ t20: Cyclone Thangmeiband beat IWVCC by 40 runs in the 2nd T-20 Manipur Veterans Cricket Tournament at Langthabal public ground.

Cyclone made 163 runs for six wickets with Thoi Thoi blasting 70 runs. IWVCC managed 123 runs for 5 wickets.