GUWAHATI, March 28 � Dibrugarh and Nagaon have tightened the grips against their opponents Charaideo and Guwahati respectively in the semifinal round robin league matches of the Nuruddin Trophy Elite Group Senior Inter District Cricket Tournament.
Nagaon has taken 117-run first innings lead against Guwahati while Charaideo are tittering at 197 for six in their first innings in reply to Dibrugarh�s 424.
Nagaon, resuming their first innings at the overnight total of 108 for three, were all out for 279. At stumps, Guwahati were 86 for two on the second day of the three-day match. Ashok Saini (57) and Dhiraj Goswami (53) cracked half centuries for Nagaon which virtually helped their team a commendable first innings lead.
Dibrugarh, 362 for eight overnight, continued their fine form and the tail enders batted with determination to cross the 400 mark. Amit Boro (51) and Suraj Chaturvedi (49) showed their temperament at the bottom order. Chasing the big total, the Charaideo batsmen, barring Sanjib Dutta (110,173 balls, 4x21), could not show much courage and tumbled to the disciplined Dibrugarh bowling.
Brief scores: Dibrugarh 1st innings: 362/8 (Jyotiraditya Chetia 164, Bastab Hazarika 77, Amit Boro 51, Suraj Chaturbedi 49, Manashjyoti Gogoi 4/85, Md Shahid Ahmed 4/106).
Charaideo 1st Innings 197/6 (Sanjib Dutta 110, 173 balls, 4x21, Mujibur Ali 21, Manashjyoti Gogoi 19, Deepak Gohain 2/46, Amit Boro 2/41).
Guwahati 1st innings 162.
Nagaon 1st innings (overnight 108/3) 279 (Ashok Saini 57, Dhiraj Goswami 53,Amjad Ali 33, Raj Bora 33, Yadavendra Singh 3/77, Shuhel Rahman 2/65, Abir Chakraborty 2/52).
Guwahati 2nd innings 86/2 (Hrishikesh Tamuli batting 42, Abhijit Singha Roy 19, Biplab Saikia 17).