Team Nagaland at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat after their first-ever T20 win in a national tournament on November 9. (Photo:NCA)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | November 9
Nagaland Men’s senior team today created history by winning their first-ever match in a national T20 tournament.
The team defeated Sikkim by 7 wickets in a Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2019-20 Group E match at Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.
This the first ever win in a National T20 match by Nagaland, informed a release from Nagaland Cricket Association.
Earlier, Sikkim won the toss and elected to bat. However, the team could manage only 122/5 in the allotted 20 overs.
Yashpal Singh, 41 and Iqbal Abdullah, 30 were leading run scorers for Sikkim.
The bowling attack from Nagaland was lead by Shrikant Mundhe and Tahmeed Rahman, who took 2 wickets each.
In reply, Nagaland reached the target in 17.3 overs, losing just 3 wickets in the process.
Stuart Binny led the run chase with 44 runs, followed by Shrikant Mundhe and Aosashi Longchar with 33 and 23 runs respectively.
On November 8, Nagaland lost their first match to Saurastra by 9 wickets, and was at the bottom of the league table, but the win on Saturday against Sikkim has improved their ranking in Group E table. Apart from Nagaland, Saurastra and Sikkim, the other teams in the group are Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Gujarat, Delhi, and Jharkhand.
According to BCCI fixtures, Nagaland will play Delhi next on November 11, followed by Gujarat the next day.
The 2019–20 season is the eleventh edition of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and will culminate on December 1.
Sikkim: 122/5 (20 overs)
Nagaland: 124/3 (17.3/20 overs, target 123)
Nagaland won by 7 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
NAGALAND REMAINING MATCHES
Delhi November 11
Gujarat November 12
Jharkhand November 14
J&K November 15
Odisha November 17