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Don Bosco, Shankar win

Guwahati, April 22: Don Bosco School and Srimanta Shankar Academy sealed berths in the semi-finals of the Nabin Chandra Tamuly inter-school cricket tournament, organised by Guwahati Cricket Coaching Centre at Nehru Stadium here today.

Both sides topped their respective groups and qualified for the round of four.

In the first match of the day, the Don Bosco boys registered a thumping nine-wicket victory over SAI RNS Academy.

Put in to bat, the SAI RNS batsmen were bundled out for 81 in 20 overs. Julius Mochahari with 36 runs off 48 deliveries was the only notable contributor for his side. Don Boscoís Aryaman Pangal was the wrecker-in-chief with five wickets for 13 runs in five overs.

In reply, the Don Bosco batsmen didnít face much difficulty in reaching their target, losing one wicket in 14.3 overs.

Nihal Das topscored with an unbeaten run-a-ball 51, which featured four hits to the fence and two over the ropes, while Mani Karna Sharma scored 13 runs off 29 deliveries. Zahid Md Al Zabir scalped the lone wicket conceding 22 runs in 2.3 overs.

In the second match of the day, Shankar Academy thrashed Angels of God High School by 154 runs. Put in to bat, the Shrimanta Shankar batsmen piled up 222 runs for the loss of three wickets in the stipulated 25 overs. Tanuz Kalita topscored with a whirlwind 83 runs off 63 balls, which included 12 boundaries and a six, while Debasish Saikia and Aman Sohail Haque chipped in with 40 runs each.

For Angels of God, Sahil Ahmed picked up two wickets giving away 41 runs in four overs.

Chasing a stiff target, the Angels of God boys could only manage 68 for the loss of nine wickets in their stipulated overs. Dhruba Rajbongshi with 19 runs off 27 balls was the only notable scorer for his side. Abhilash Goswami picked up three wickets conceding 12 runs in five overs.

Tomorrow, Faculty Higher Secondary School will play Nichols High School while Ulubari Higher Secondary School will face Capital Public School.