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Nalbari enter semi-finals

U-13 cricket

Guwahati, May 13: Nalbari stormed into the semi-finals of the second Umananda Bora Under-13 Inter District Cricket Tournament defeating Dibrugarh by eight wickets in the fourth quarter-final at Barsapara Cricket Stadium here today.

Put in to bat, Dibrugarh managed 108 runs before being all out in 26.3 overs. Manash Pratim Baruah scored an unbeaten 25 runs off 57 balls while Bishal Ghosh chipped in with 14 runs off 18 deliveries. Tushar Dutta was the pick of the Nalbari bowlers with figures of five for 26 in his seven overs while Rahul Kalita scalped three wickets going for 13 runs in 3.3 overs. Abdul Farzan and Nibir Deka took one wicket each.

Chasing a gettable total, Nalbari batsmen eased past the target losing two wickets in 21.3 overs. Nibir Deka topscored with an unbeaten 41 runs off 57 balls which featured four hits to the fence while Nihar Deka remained not out with 18 runs off 24 deliveries.

Bharjil Kalita was the other notable contributor for his side with 11 runs off 47 balls. Bongaigaon will lock horns with Tinsukia in the first semi-final tomorrow.

School soccer: Eight teams have confirmed participation in the Jagadish Chandra-Nilima Rani Deb inter-school under-16 football championship in Karimganj. DSA sources in Karimganj said the date of the tournament was not finalised yet but would be held within May.

College football: Altogether 12 teams have been invited by the District Sports Association of Karimganj to participate in the inter-college football championship at Karimganj. Interested teams have been asked to register within May 20.