Chümoukedima and Longleng registered wins
Senior men’s inter-district cricket tournament
Dimapur, May 26: Chümoukedima and Longleng registered wins at the ongoing senior men’s inter-district cricket tournament being played at the Nagaland Cricket Stadium and Sovima Cricket Ground. The match between Mokokchung and Kiphire was abandoned due to rain.
In the first match at NCS, Chümoukedima defeated Peren by 58 runs to book its slot in the semi-finals. Sent in to bat first by Peren, Chümoukedima scored 148 in a reduced 20-overs match. Sedezhalie Rupreo made an unbeaten 46 while Mughavi Sumi scored 26. OM Sangma was the pick of the Peren bowlers taking 3 wickets.
Peren came up short in the run chase and managed to score only 90/7 in the 20 overs. Imliwati and Keduowhetuo picked up 2 wickets each for Chümoukedima.
Chumu’s captain Imliwati was adjudged Man of the Match for scoring 22 runs and bagging 2 wickets.
At Sovima Cricket Ground, Wokha required a win to qualify for the semi-finals but Longleng defeated them by 33 runs. With this, both teams have bowed out of the tournament.
Sent in to bat first, Longleng managed to pile up 139 runs in 19.4 overs. The opening batsman shared a 65 runs partnership as Moakumzuk made 50 runs and Shingpang made 21 runs. Bidesi Nayak and Arjun Kumar Yadav contributed 45 and 11 runs respectively for Longleng to pose a target of 140 runs for a must win for Wokha.
Nchumbemo Kikon led the charge for Wokha as he scalped 4 wickets in 4 overs.
Nzanthung Mozhui (20) and Renjamo Y Mozhui (36) combined in the run chase to give Wokha a good start and was later duly supported by Nchumbemo Kikon 16 runs (not out) and Romokhon Humtsoe 10 runs (not out) but the disciplined bowling from Longleng restricted Wokha to 106 runs only in the limited 20 overs. Arjun Kumar Yadav and Shingpang was the pick of the Longleng bowlers as they scalped 2 wickets.
Today’s Matches at 9 am (semi-finals)
Dimapur Vs Kohima at Nagaland Cricket Stadium
Chumoukedima Vs Niuland at Sovima Cricket Ground
(Page News Service)