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Mushtaq Ali T20: Odisha thrash Assam by 7 wickets; register hat-trick of wins

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Cuttack: Odisha registered a thumping seven-wicket win over Assam in a Group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 cricket tournament at Barabati Stadium in Odisha’s Cuttack today. This is Odisha’s hat-trick of wins in the ensuing tourney.

Chasing a modest 143 for victory, the hosts achieved their target in just 16.5 overs with seven wickets in hand.

Odisha captain Anurag Sarangi scored a brisk 43 runs out of 36 balls. He was supported by Biplab Samantray blitzkrieg knock of 49 off just 26 balls.

For the hosts, paceman Papu Yadav scalped 4 wickets for 21 runs and played a key role in sending the top order batsmen of Assam to pavilion.

Earlier Odisha had defeated Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh and has bagged 12 points in the series.

Brief scores: Assam – 142/9 in 20 overs. Odisha 143/3 in 16.5 overs.