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Rising enter N M Cup Cricket final
Sportslogon Team February 28th 2018

Bhubaneswar : Rising Students of Cuttack barged into the final of the Kusha Pattnaik Memorial N M Bhuyan Cup Cricket Tournament, defeating Rameswar Sporting of Bhubaneswar by two wickets at BJB College Ground here on Wednesday.

Winning the toss Rameswar elected to bat first, captain Bhiswajit Bhuyan and middle-order batsman Priyatosh Pradhan was stitched 127 run for the fourth wicket partnership and guided the team to gather a healthy total of 218 run for 6 in 35 overs. While Biswajit scored 99-ball 78 runs with eight boundaries and Priyatosh contributed a quickfire 55-ball 70 studded with 10 boundaries and a six. Tarakant Samal and Dhiraj Singh were the most successful bowlers for Rising Students, picking two wickets each.

In reply, Raising was got a shaky start, the team was struggling with 78 for 5 at a stage, However the combined batting effort of Shesdeep Patra (33), Pratik Anurag Das (34), P Roshan Rao (25) and Debapriya Pattnaik (23) were consolidated the inning, while the true icing was done by the tailender Tarakant Samal by scoring a unbeaten19-ball 28 run and the team scripted a two wickets victory.

Mukteswar Cricket Club former cricketers Sanjiv Hans gave away the man of the match award to Tarakant Samal in presence of Pradosh Mohanty. An exhibition women's match will be played between KIIT University-XI and Rest of Odisha on March 3.

Brief Score: Rameswar Sporting 218/6 in 35 overs (Lulu Mohanty 38, Biswajit Bhuyan 78, Priyatosh Pradhan 70; Tarakanta Samal 2/39, Dhiraj Singh 2/32) lost to Raising Students 219/8 in 32.3 overs (Shesdeep Patra 33, Pratik Anurag Das 34, P Roshan Rao 25, Debapriya Pattnaik 23, Tarakant Samal 28 n.o; Rakesh Sharma 2/26, Biswajit Mallick 2/19, Mool Sankar 2/35) by 2 wickets. .
This news was added and updated on : February 28th 2018
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