Senior Men’s Inter-District Tournament: Chümoukedima, Niuland win matches

Chümoukedima, May 6 (MExN): The Senior Men’s Inter-District One Day Tournament 2024 reached its climax with two gripping semifinal clashes, showcasing the competitive spirit and skill of Nagaland’s cricketing talents.

At the Nagaland Cricket Ground, Chümoukedima delivered a commanding performance against Dimapur in the first semifinal. Opting to field first after winning the toss, Chümoukedima’s bowlers displayed finesse, restricting Dimapur to a modest total of 97 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Jonathan Rongsen’s stellar unbeaten knock of 53 runs led Chümoukedima’s chase as they comfortably reached the target with 9 wickets in hand, securing a spot in the finals.

Meanwhile, at the Sovima Cricket Ground, Niuland faced off against Kohima in a high-stakes encounter. Niuland, batting first, posted a competitive total of 102 runs for the loss of 9 wickets, with Vayu Haralu contributing a crucial 24 runs. In response, Kohima struggled to counter Niuland’s bowling attack, falling short of the target by 48 runs. Monu Kumar’s impressive bowling performance, claiming 3 wickets for just 9 runs, proved decisive in Niuland’s victory. The thrilling semifinal matches set the stage for an electrifying final showdown between Chümoukedima and Niuland, promising fans an exhilarating display of cricketing excellence.