SMAT: Riyan Parag Stars as Assam Storms Into Quarterfinals

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Updates

In a thrilling clash between Assam and Bengal in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Riyan Parag’s exceptional form propelled Assam into the tournament’s quarterfinals. Chasing Bengal’s 138/8, Parag’s unbeaten 50 off 31 balls, coupled with Bishal Roy’s sturdy 45, secured Assam’s victory with eight wickets and 13 balls to spare.

Assam’s success was not solely dependent on Parag’s batting prowess. His adept bowling skills played a pivotal role in restricting Bengal to a modest total. Parag contributed significantly, claiming 2 wickets for 23 runs. Despite a strong start by Bengal’s openers, Abhimanyu Easwaran and Abishek Porel, Parag’s strategic bowling kept the opposition in check.

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This victory marks Assam’s impressive journey into the quarterfinals, with Parag emerging as the standout performer, both with the bat and the ball, ensuring a well-deserved spot for his team in the next stage of the tournament.