|Assam in Buchi Babu semis|
GUWAHATI, Aug 25 – Assam cruised into the last-four stage of the Buchi Babu Invitational Cricket Tournament with a 98-run victory against Kerala at the VB Nest Cricket Academy Ground, Chennai today.
In reply to Assam’s 262 all out in 82 overs, Kerala were all out for 164 in 65.3 overs. Resuming at the overnight total of 45 for four, the Kerala batsmen failed to tackle the Assam spinners as Syed Mohammad and Sarupam Purkayastha destroyed their innings with three wickets each. Sachin Baby was their top scorer with an unbeaten 59.
Brief scores: Assam: 262/10 in 82 overs.
Kerala: 164/10 in 65.3 overs (Vishnu Vinod 0, Sachin Mohan 11, Rohan Prem 13, Sachin Baby 59 n.o, Akshay Kodoth 7, Ahamed Farzeen 9, Mohammed Azharuddin 0, Jafar Jamal 36, Monish M 0, Fabid Faruqe 10, Abhishek Mohan 1, Krishna Das1/6, Abu Nechim Ahmed 7/0, Syed Mohammed 3/49, Sarupam Purkayastha 3/46, Sibshankar Roy 0/14, Pushparaj Sharma 2/13, Tarjinder Singh 1/1).