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Media cricket semis today

By Sports reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 26 � The semifinal line up has been drawn in the Star Cement ASJA Media Cup T20 Cricket Tournament.

In the first semifinal tomorrow host Assam Sports Journalists Association (ASJA) will play against Electronic Media while in the second semifinal Barak Upatyaka Krira Sangbadik Sangsthan will lock horns with Media Management XI.

In the preliminary group league matches played at the Nehru Stadium here today, The Barak sports scribes earned a deserving three-wicket victory against Assam Photo Journalists Association while Electronic team downed Guwahati Media XI by six wickets.

Chasing a target of 135 set by the photo journalists, the Barak team scored 137 for seven. Anupam Roy remained unbeaten on 56. At one stage the Barak team was in trouble losing wickets at regular intervals. But Anupam saw the day through for his team with some responsible batting. His 43-ball knock was studded with four boundaries and a six.

In the low scoring second encounter, the Guwahati Media team managed to score 92 for eight in 20 overs and the Electronic batsmen did not have to face any trouble in chasing the target.

Brief scores: Photo 134/5 (Rituraj Konwar 50, Abhijit Deb 2/24, Sanjeeb Chandra 2/20). Barak 137/7 (Anupam Roy 56, Sanjeeb Chandra 27, Sumit Baidya 21, Lakhyajit Gohain 2/20).

Media 92/8 (Moidul Islam 22, Debashis Saikia 21, Simanta Dutta 20, Ankur Borthakur 2/12, Bhargav Baishya 2/13). Electronic 96/4 (Sunil Borah 32, Pranab Das 27, Binoy Kalita 17, Pranjal Baruah 3/13).

Today�s matches (S/F): ASJA vs Electronic; Media Management vs Barak Upatyaka.

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