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Ranji Trophy: Nagaland, Mizoram settle for draw on final day

Nagaland News

Dimapur, January 17: Nagaland failed to bowled out Mizoram for an outright win on the last day of the Ranji Trophy match today with the tailenders of the Mizoram team holding out for a draw.
Setting a target of 319 for Mizoram in their second innings, Nagaland needed to bowl out Mizoram but fell 2 short as the tailenders of the Mizoram team stood firm to end the second innings at 221/8. For Mizoram, Mohit Jagra made 61 runs, and he was later named man of the match for his outstanding performance with the bat and ball.
Earlier, on Day-1 Nagaland managed to score 211 runs with Sedezhalie Rupreo scoring 45 runs, Jonathan Rongsen 38, Yugandhar Singh 37 and Jaganath Sinivas on 35 (not out). Mizoram’s Mohit Jagra took 6 wickets to restrict Nagaland to only 211.
Mizoram 1st Innings took flight as Agni Chopra 164 runs and Mohit Jagra 113* (not out) stitched up a huge partnership to put a commanding 356 runs on the board. For Nagaland, Tahmeed Rahman took 3 wickets while Karan Tewatiya & Jonathan Rongsen took 2 wickets each.
Nagaland’s 2nd Innings saw resurrection and a fight back as Sedezhalie Rupreo made 179 runs while Jaganath Sinivas 86, Sumit Kumar 74* (not out) and Joshua Ben Ozukum 70 contributed for a competitive score of 463/7 (declared) with Mizoram requiring 319 runs for a win. The Nagaland bowlers bowled skilfully with Imliwati Lemtur taking 4 wickets and Jaganath Sinivas picking up 2 wickets but failed to bowled out Mizoram for an outright win.
Nagaland will next take on Meghalaya at their home turf from January 19 to 22 at MCA Cricket Ground, Polo Ground, Shillong.
Col C.K Nayudu Trophy: Nagaland beat Sikkim
Meanwhile in the Col C.K Nayudu Trophy 2023-24 (Under-23), Nagaland defeated Sikkim by an innings and 202 runs.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, Nagaland in their 1st innings declared their innings at 425/9 with Afzal scoring 125 runs, Nchumbemo 83, Mughavi 77 and Neizekho 37*.
Robin Limboo with 3 wickets led the fight back for the Sikkimese side.
In their 1st inning, Sikkim were bowled out for 143 with Robin Limboo top scoring with 55* (not out). For Nagaland Neizekho spearheaded the attack with 6 wickets while Raja & Hem picked up 2 wickets each.
After being given the follow-on Sikkim in their 2nd innings got all out again with only 80 runs on the board. Neizekho again led the Nagaland side with 5 wickets while Raja scalped 3 wickets to end the misery for the Sikkim side.
Nagaland U-23 will next take on Arunachal Pradesh at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima from January 21 to 24. (Page News Service)