| A moment from the match between Sivasagar (batting) and Nalbari in Guwahati on Thursday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, May 15: Sivasagar sealed their place in the final of the second Umananda Bora Under-13 Inter District Cricket Tournament defeating Nalbari by three wickets in the second semi-final at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here today.
In yet another low-scoring affair, it was the seventh wicket partnership between Debabrata Gogoi and skipper Krishi Agarwal, which steered the game home for Sivasagar.
Earlier in the day, Nalbari, put in to bat, managed a total of 85 runs before being all out in 23.2 overs. Nihar Deka topscored for his side with 42 runs off 66 balls, which featured six hits to the fence and one over the ropes, while none of the other batsman managed to reach the double figure mark. The side received a total of 27 runs in extras. Akash Saha and Krishi Agarwal picked up three wickets each while Biki Singh scalped two wickets conceding 15 runs in his five overs.
Chasing a meagre total, the Sivasagar boys were stumbling in the middle at one stage with the scorecard reading 29 runs for six in 9.3 overs. They managed to get past the target losing seven wickets in 26 overs. Debabrat Gogoi and skipper Krishi Agarwal guided the side to safety by putting up a seventh wicket stand of 52 runs off 84 deliveries. Gogoi went on to score 29 runs off 63 balls, including six boundaries while Agarwal remained not out with four runs off 37 deliveries. Pramoth Dutta with a run-a-ball 12 runs was the only other batsman to reach double figures. Nibir Deka was the pick of the Nalbari bowlers with four wickets for nine runs in his allotted eight overs while Nihar Deka and Tushar Dutta bagged one wicket each. Sivasagar will lock horns with Tinsukia in the final on Sunday.
Deferred: Singhco Digitronics Media Solutions Pvt Ltd, that was preparing to host the maiden edition of the Bhupen Hazarika Trophy T20 cricket tournament in April-May, today announced an indefinite postponement of the tournament in view of the Lok Sabha elections followed by the advent of the rainy season in the state.