GUWAHATI, April 4 - Navarang Club clinched the title in the Servo 23rd Guwahati Challenge Trophy Cricket Championship. In the final played at the Judges� Field here today, Navarang outwitted host River Rine Club by 48 runs. In reply to Navarang�s mammoth 201 for five in 20 overs, River Rine managed to score 153 for nine.
Man-of-the-Match and Man-of-the-Series Abhijit Singha Roy was the top scorer for the champion team with 39-ball 90. Earlier, in the thrilling second semifinal, River Rine edged past Santipur Athletic Club by one run. Chasing River Rine�s 123, Santipur were restricted to 122. The winning team was awarded the Balabhadra Oja Memorial Trophy with cash of Rs 15,000 while the runners-up team received the Bhabendra Ch Pathak Memorial Trophy and a cash award of Rs 10,000.
Individual award winners are: Man-of-the-Match and Man of the Series-Abhijit Singha Roy (Navarang), Best Batsman-Rahul Hazarika (City CC), Best Bowler-Bikash Chetry (Navarang).
Brief scores (S/F): River Rine 123 (Amit Yadav 29, Navajit Kaushik 27, Jay Singh 21; Bikash Singh 4/27, Saahil Jain 2/19). Santipur 122/9 (Bikash Singh 24, Erik Roy 24, Amzad Ali 20).
(Final) Navarang 201/5 (Abhijit Singha Roy 90, Ranjeet Changmai 53, Pallav Kr Das 29; Raj Hussain 2/3).River Rine 153/9 (Raj Hussain 32, Navajit Kaushik 25; Abir Chakraborty 3/18, Bikash Chetry 2/29, Abhijit Singha Roy 2/31).