TINSUKIA, March 8 - Kamrup entered semifinals in the ongoing 9th Veterans Inter District and Inter Institutional T-20 Cricket Tournament. In the third quarterfinal match of the championship at the Katchujan Field here today, Kamrup handed Silchar a five-wicket drubbing. Restricting the opponents to 102 in 19.4 overs, Kamrup smacked up 103 for five in 17.2 overs. Bahaskar Jyoti Burman of Kamrup, who took 5 wickets for 12 runs in 4 overs was adjudged Man-of-the-Match.
In another encounter of the tournament, Guwahati thrashed Lakhimpur by 97 runs. Riding on two half centuries by Nitin Das (56) and Sazzad Zaheer Hussain (52), Guwahati piled up 159/9 in the stipulated overs after put in to bat. Lakhimpur in reply were bundled out for a paltry 62 in 14.2 overs.
Brief scores: Silchar 102 (Musaraf Hussain Laskar 30, Anirudh Laskar 24, Subhasis Choudhury 18; Bhaskarjyoti Barman 5/12, Mukut Kalita 3/15). Kamrup 103/5 (Kaushik Ojha 46, Mukut Kalita 21; Tathagata 3/22).
Guwahati 159/9 (Nitin Das 56, Sazzad Zaheer Husaain 52; Jintu Bania 5/15, Purnananda Saikia 3/40). Lakhimpur 62 (Chinmoy Phukan 15; Binoy Kalita 3/10, Salil Sinha 2/3).
Today’s matches: Dibrugarh vs Guwahati (Q/F); Kamrup vs Sivasagar (S/F).