Nagaland beats Mizoram by 77 runs

The Nagaland team coming off the field after beating Mizoram at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on January 17.
The Nagaland team coming off the field after beating Mizoram at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy on January 17.

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 17 (MExN): Nagaland continued their perfect streak at the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy beating Mizoram by 77 runs on January 17. 

Nagaland elected to bat first and set a target of 179 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. 

Skipper Jonathan Rongsen has been the key player for Nagaland throughout the tournament and excelled today as well scoring 51 runs. 

Meanwhile SS Mundhe scored a knock of 32 runs, with contributions from Chetan Bist (30 runs) and Joshua (16 runs). 

For Mizoram, G Lalbiakvela and Pratik Desai bagged 2 wickets each while Bobby took 1 wicket. 

In the second innings, Mizoram were bowled out for just 101 runs in 19.1 overs. 

Nagaho Chishi and Khrievitso Kense had Nagaland’s best bowling performances taking 3 wickets each. Meanwhile Stuart Binny, Hopongkyu and Hem took 1 wicket each.

For Mizoram, Amatea was the highest scorer with 39 runs followed by KB Pawan with 25 runs. 

Nagaland will next play Manipur on January 19 at noon.

Late G Rio Memorial U-19 tourney from today

Meanwhile, a press release from the Nagaland Cricket Association informed that the 1st Late G. Rio Memorial U-19 (Boys) Inter-District Tournament organised will kick off on January 18. 

The inaugural match will be played between Dimapur and Mokokchung at 7:30am and the second Match will be played between Kohima and Tuensang at 11:45am at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima. 

Gate No-2 of the Nagaland Cricket Stadium will be open for spectators. Entry is free.