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Tinsukia club wins

Guwahati, June 9: Tinsukia Cricket Coaching Centre (TCCC) entered the quarter-finals of the Dilip Sarmah Trophy inter-district coaching centre/academy under-14 cricket tournament, defeating Phoenix Coaching Centre, Sivasagar, by 79 runs at Nehru Stadium here today.

The Tinsukia boys elected to bat and posted 138 for nine in 40 overs. The Sivasagar side was skittled out for a meagre total of 59 in 29.1 overs.

Tinsukia had a shaky start, having lost a couple of quick wickets, but the middle order tandem of Ayush Agarwal (24, 1x4) and Kunal Dhar (9) consolidated the innings sharing a third wicket partnership of 30 runs. Then Agarwal and Animesh Baruah (25, 3x4) shared a fourth wicket stand of 49 runs to take the team total to a safe zone.

Abhishek Bhuyan (20, 3x4) and Dayal Sona (11) also shared a vital tandem of 35 runs. The side also earned 42 runs as extras due to the wayward bowling and sloppy fielding of the opponents.

Omar Sahid Hazarika and Krishi Agarwal of Sivasagar claimed two wickets each giving away 22 and 26 runs respectively.

In their chase, the Sivasagar side was never steady after having lost opener Aaswash Mahanta for 15 (1x4) as none of the other batsmen could reach the double-figure mark.

Subham Sharma of Tinsukia wreaked havoc in the Phoenix batting order, having hauled four wickets for only four runs, bowling 7.1 overs. Kunal Dhar and Riazuddin Ali also claimed a couple of wickets each conceding 11 and 13 runs respectively.

In another match of the tournament at NF Railway Stadium here, Titabor Cricket Academy clinched an 88-run victory against Nalbari Cricket Academy.

Put in to bat, the Titabor boys scored 139 for nine in the 40 overs with Alfaz Ali remaining unbeaten on 20 (2x4) and Prabin Das and Ranjit Choudhury chipping in with 19 (1x4, 1x6) and 17 (4x4) respectively.

Nibir Deka of Nalbari bagged four wickets for 35 runs and teammate Abinash Barman claimed two for 21.

The Nalbari boys were bundled out for 51 runs in 18.5 overs. Sanjib Kashyap (10, 2x4) was the only batsman to score in double figures.

Alfaz Ali also proved handy with the ball, having hauled five wickets for 14 runs and was aptly supported by Prabin Das with the scalp of three for 20 and Arman Hussain with two for nine.

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