DECF beat KDVCC in veteran cricket exhibition match

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Dimapur, November 15: The veteran cricket exhibition match between Dimapur Ex-Cricketers Forum (DECF) and Kohima District Veterans Cricket Club (KDVCC) was played at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima on November 13. Exceptional power hitting display by Dimapur veterans in the second match fashioned a comfortable 127 runs win over Kohima veterans.

In Match 1, KDVCC won the toss and elected to field. Despite some disciplined and incisive bowling by Kohima bowlers, DECF were able to set a respectable target of 123 runs in 20 overs. Vishu scored 46 runs for Dimapur team. Merentemsu of KDVCC took 2 wickets.
Chasing a target of 124 runs to win, KDVCC batsmen made an explosive start to their inning taking 22 runs in the first two overs but crumbled under pressure after some very fine bowling by DECF in the final overs and were bundled out for 106 runs, giving DECF a very decisive lead of 17 runs for the next match. Sunep and Limasunep smashed identical 16 runs for KDVCC, while Vishu and Rex took 2 wickets each. For his fine all round performance Vishu of DECF was declared Man of the Match.
In Match 2, KDVCC won the toss again and elected to field first. Two swashbuckling half centuries from Toni and Dhiraj (both retired hurt) helped DECF post a mammoth 215 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Kekhrievor of KDVCC took 2 wickets.
Chasing a combined total of 232 runs for victory, Kohima batsmen capitulated in search of quick runs and were bowled out for 105 runs. For KDVCC, Atha and Kekhrievor scored 26 runs and 17 runs respectively. Rishi took 3 wickets for DECF. Another fine all round performance by DECF player Dhiraj won him the second MoM.
In the closing ceremony, host Senti Longkumer thanked the President of Nagaland Cricket Association (NCA) and his colleagues for giving veteran cricketers from Kohima and Dimapur an opportunity to re-unite and play the historic exhibition match at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima.

KDVCC and DECF acknowledged the support and initiatives taken by the officials of NCA, Hemkunt Motors, individual sponsors from both teams, umpires Mustafa & Tia Tzudir, and other volunteers.
(Page News Service)