Our Sports Reporter
GUWAHATI: Prag News registered a comfortable victory over My News NE while GL Publication beat Dainik Janambhumi in a thriller in the opening day of the 2nd edition of North East Media T20 Cricket Championship which kicked off at Judges Field today.
Earlier, senior journalist PronoyBordoloi, CMD of Prag News SanjiveNarain, sports organizer and President of Guwahati Lawn Tennis Association Kalyan Kumar Das, veteran sports journalist UdayBorgohain were present at the opening ceremony.
In the first match, Prag News thrashed debutant My News NE by 65 runs. Invited to bat first, Man of the Match Amit Das hit 84 off 59 balls as Prag managed 145 runs in allotted 20 overs losing 5 wickets. In reply, My News were bundled out for 81 in 15.2 overs. Spinner SanjiveNarain claimed 3 wickets for 9.
GL Publication defeated DainikJanambhumi by 6 wickets in the 17-over affair. Chasing 114 to win, they reached the target in the penultimate ball of the match. Man of the Match JyotiprashadBuragohain remained unbeaten at 38 while Rakesh Barman added 19. Earlier, Janambhumi scored 113 in allotted overs losing 7 wickets where BhaskarjyotiDeka contributed 34 runs. Rakesh Barman and PrabhakarSaikia took 2 wickets each.
Tomorrow AsomiyaPratidin will face ND24 while Shillong Press Club will take on DDK.