MANGALDAI, April 9 � Silchar cruised into the final of the JK Baruah U-19 Inter District Cricket Tournament.
In the second semifinal, Silchar edged past Karimganj by a vital one-run lead as the match ended in a draw at the Mangaidai Stadium here today. In reply to Karimganj�s first innings total of 97, Silchar, resuming at the overnight total of 82 for seven, were all out for 98. In the second innings, Karimganj declared at 119 for eight and Silchar, requiring 120 for an outright victory, were 114 for seven when stumps were finally drawn.
Now, in the final, Silchar will play against Lakhimpur on April 11 and 12 at the same venue.
Brief scores: Karimganj 1st innings 97 (Nekibur Rahman 40, Rahul Singh 5/15, Dibakar Jahari 2/10, Monojit Das 2/10). 2nd innings 119/8 decl: (Sakir Ahmed 35, Pranjit Rajbongshi 31, Himadri Sekhar Dutta 18, Rahul Singh 5/38, Monojit Das 3/26).
Silchar 1st innings 98: (Monojit Das 28, Abhishek Thakuri 17, Bhagabath Paul 4/31, Nabarun Das 4/26). 2nd innings 114/7 (Ikramul Ali 44, Arunav Dev Sarma 15, Sakir Ahmed 5/13).