GUWAHATI, Jan 3 � By virtue of 17-run first innings lead Golaghat clinched the title in the U-15 Amarjit Sarma Trophy Inter District Cricket Tournament.
The two-day final match between Golaghat and Lakhimpur ended in a draw at the NFRSA Stadium today.
In the first innings Golaghat, resuming at the overnight total of 129 for eight, were all out for 134 and took a thin but vital 17-run first innings lead.
In the second innings Lakhimpur scored 131 and set a winning target of 115 for Golaghat. But the Lakhimpur bowlers Hrishikesh Bora (4/25) and Jitumoni Kalita (4/24) put Golaghat in trouble as they lost eight wickets for 54 in 21 overs when stumps were finally drawn.
Hrishikesh Bora (Lakhimpur) was adjudged man-of-the-final while Munna Narah (Lakhimpur) and Yasif Ansari (Golaghat) were selected as best batsman and best bowler respectively.
In the closing function Bhaben Talukder, ex-player, Zaved Zaman, ex-Ranji player, Riazul Haque, ex-Ranji player, mdad Hussain, asst secy, ACA, Subrajit Saikia, director Assam Cricket Academy, gave away the prizes.
Brief scores: Lalkhimpur 1st Innings 117.
Golaghat 1st Innings 134 (overnight-129/8) Bedanta Saikia 47, Bikram Rawat 26, Shankarjyoti Bhuyan 17, Saurav Paul 12, Hrishikesh Bora 4/39, Jitumoni Kalita 4/51, Ankur Sarmah 2/18).
Lakhimpur 2nd innings: 131/10 in 38.2 overs (Munna Narah 30, Hrishikesh Bora 30, Pradip Gupta 21, Sankarjyoti Bhuyan 3/43, Bedanta Saikia 2/18, Yasif Ansari 2/31)
Golaghat 2nd innings 54/8 in 21 overs (Sourav Paul 18, Bikram Rawat 13, Hrishikesh Bora 4/25, Jitumoni Kalita 4/24).