Radial beat Santipur

Bud cricket

Guwahati, Feb. 1: Radial Club, Nagaon, overcame Santipur AC by 50 runs in today's Group A league match to remain in contention for a semi-finals berth in the Spinner 10000 Jugal Kishore Newatia Bud Challenge Cricket Tournament, organised by Bud Cricket Club, at Nehru Stadium here.

The only team from outside the city lost their first match against Navarang Club by eight wickets yesterday, but Santipur AC could hardly match the visitors today.

Radial remain in contention for a knockout berth depending on the result of tomorrow's match between Santipur and Navarang. If Santipur beat Navarang tomorrow, net run rate will come into account to decide the qualifying team from the group. Santipur won the toss and put the visitors to bat. Radial were all out for a modest total of 188 in 37.3 overs. Santipur were all out for 138 in 34 overs. Ranji player Dhiraj Goswami (32) and Amzad Ali (32) were the topscorers for Radial while 31 runs, laced with five boundaries, came from the bat of Debojit Baruah.

Biplab Saikia of Santipur accounted for four dismissals conceding 31 runs while Deepak Punia scalped three for 27 and Anup Kumar picked up two for 34.

For Santipur, Abhishek Rajput topscored with 24 (4x1, 6x1) and skipper Sajid Khan scored 27. Jyotiraditya Chetia (17) was another notable scorer for the side.

Deepjyoti Goswami of Radial notched up three wickets for 38 runs and Yasinul Haque claimed two for 19.

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