NFRSA clinch Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy Senior Inter District Cricket 2024

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NFRSA won the title of the Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy Senior Inter District Cricket Tournament 2024 on the basis of the first innings lead against Tezpur in the final (4-day format) played at the ACA Stadium in Guwahati on Monday (July 8).

On the final day, Tezpur were 171/7 in 23.3 overs in their second innings when the match ended in a draw. Rajjakuddin Ahmed played a quickfire innings, scoring 50 runs off just 29 balls, while Bastab Basumatary contributed with a swift 40 runs off 26 balls. Krishna Das shone with the ball, taking 3 wickets for 68 runs.

Earlier in the day, NFRSA were all out for 223 in 86.1 overs in their second innings. Sarupam Purakayastha was the standout performer, scoring a remarkable 156 runs. Gaurav Chetry’s brilliant bowling in the second innings, taking 5 wickets for 84 runs, was instrumental in restricting NFRSA’s total.

On the first day of the match, Tezpur winning the toss opted to field. NFRSA posted 354/10 in 122.1 overs. And Tezpur was all out for 193 in 94.3 overs in their first innings offering vital lead to the NFRSA.

The tournament was organised by the Assam Cricket Association; the semifinals and final were hosted by the Guwahati Sports Association.

Brief score:
NFRSA (1st Innings): 354/10 in 122.1 overs and (2nd Innings) 223/10 in 86.1 overs (Sarupam Purakayastha 156; Gaurav Chetry 5/84).
Tezpur (1st Innings) 193 all out in 94.3 overs. Tezpur (2nd innings) 171/7 in 23.3 overs (Rajjakuddin Ahmed 50 off 29 balls, Bastab Basumatary 40 off 26 balls; Krishna Das 3/68)

Awards:
Player of the match (final): Parvez Aziz of NFRSA (122 in the first innings)
Best bowler: Kunal Sarma of Guwahati (40 wickets)
Best batter: Anurag Talukdar of Tezpur (427 runs)
Player of the tournament: Anurag Talukdar of Tezpur (427 runs & 20 catch/stumping)

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