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Bud defeat River Rine by 6 wickets

Guwahati, March 10: Bud Cricket Club beat River Rine Club by six wickets in a low-scoring match of the Bhupen Chandra Mahanta Guwahati Sports Association A Division Cricket League at Nehru Stadium here today.

With this loss, River Rine Club suffered a second consecutive defeat in their two matches so far.

Batting first, River Rine batsmen failed to stay in the middle for long as the side went on to be bundled out for 79 runs in 19.2 overs. Coming to bat at number three, Navajit Kaushik scored 20 runs off 18 deliveries with four hits to the fence while middle-order batsman Vinod Sharma contributed 18 runs off 23 balls, which included two boundaries.

Pacer Debabrata Roy was the pick of the Bud Cricket Club bowlers with four wickets to his kitty while left-arm spinner Abir Chakrabarty picked up three wickets going for 15 runs. Offie Gokul Sharma scalped two wickets conceding 13 runs in four overs.

Bud Cricket batsmen got past the target losing four wickets in 18.4 overs. The side faced two early blows although Priyankar Chakraborty and Gokul Sharma steered the ship to safety.

Chakraborty went on to topscore with 27 runs off 33 balls with five hits to the fence while Sharma chipped in with 18 runs off 34 deliveries, which included two boundaries. Mukut Kalita remained unbeaten with 14 runs off 16 balls with two hits to the fence while Subhadeep Ghosh remained not out with nine runs. Offie Danish Das scalped two wickets going for 26 runs in his quota of overs while Manash Das and Abuddin Khan picked up a wicket each.