NFRSA clinch Nuruddin Ahmed Trophy Senior Inter District Cricket 2024


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)

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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