Imphal, Dec 23
After sharing the points in the first match of the Col. C. K. Nayudu Trophy against Pondicherry as the match was drawn due to rain, Sikkim outplayed Nagaland in the second match played at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima, Nagaland today by 3 wickets.
It was a very interesting match as the match continued until the last day. Both the side gave their best in both the innings. Nagaland won the toss and chose to bat first. In their first innings, Nagaland made 280 runs off 110.4 overs, where one of their players named Wahid scored 121 runs the highest of the innings. Chandra Bahadur Chettri and Mohammad Saptula took 3 wickets each, Dinesh Kumar Dhobi took 2 wickets, Chandan Kumar and Harit Chauhan took 1 wicket each. In Sikkim’s first innings 310 runs were scored off which Parth Palawat scored 110 runs, Mohammad Shahbaz 52 runs, Harit Chauhan 46 runs, Akash Luitel 35 runs, Chandra Bahadur Chettri 25 runs in 110.3 overs, taking the lead of 30 runs.
In the second innings, Nagaland was all-out for 196 runs, giving the target of 166 runs. It was Saptula’s brilliant spell that thrashed the opponent taking 8 wickets and Harit bagged 2 wickets. Sikkim reached the target in 46.3 overs scoring 168 runs. Harit scored the innings highest of 44 runs, Shahbaz 37 runs, Saptula 35 runs, Parth 16 runs, and Sanjay Chettri 11 runs.
“It was a good game altogether where boys played well with both bat and bowl. The trainer and physio of the team equally share this victory for their continues effort keeping the players fit on and off the field. We are looking for the next match against Manipur,” said Coach Som Tshering Lepcha.