GUWAHATI, March 4: Guwahati are in good position against Goalpara in Nuruddin Senior Inter District Cricket Tournament match held at Goalpara on Sunday. In reply to Guwahati’s 1st innings total 367-7 (dec) Goalpara are 77-3 at stumps on day I.
Guwahati, failed to make good start in the game, were once struggling at 68-4 but good contribution from Tarjinder Singh, Sunzow Brahma, Romario Sharma and Abu Nechim Ahmed in the lower middle order helped the side to recover well. All four scored half centuries in the first innings.
Abu Nechim Ahmed, who is leading the side, remained not out on 67 (39 balls, 4X6, 6X4). Tarjinder (92, 4X13) reached very close to century but unfortunately the batsman missed it narrowly. Romario took 63 balls to score 83 runs with the help of six boundaries and three sixes while Sunzow’s 53 runs knock had 10 boundaries.
Meanwhile in the other match of the day held at Barsapara ground in the city Silchar took full control against Karbi Anglong. Rode on a superb spell from captain Pritam Das (4-8) and good supporting role from Rahul Singh (3-15) and Samik Das (2-18) Silchar restricted Karbi Anglong 1st innings paltry 54 runs. Later the side piled up 258-5 in their first innings at stumps on day I. Raju Das scored 79 before got out while Arunav Dev Sarma (62) and Ikram Ali (67) remained not out.