Dimapur, February 22: Nagaland lost its second match to Andhra by a huge margin of 179 runs in the ongoing Premier T20 tourney underway at Vijayawada.
Nagaland boys played their first ever live match which was telecast on Star sports 2.
A day before Nagaland lost its debut match against JK by 9 wkts.
A Rahman, Joint Secretary, Nagaland Cricket Association and Nagaland Team manager said the at this stage is not important as the Nagaland Cricket Association is trying to promote the game of cricket in Nagaland with the active support of the BCCI.
This first ever live match watched by many cricket lovers, players back in Nagaland will start a new era of cricket in the state and the NCA is confident that more and more Naga girls and boys would take interest in the game of cricket in Nagaland, which has the second best facilities in the Northeast, he added.
Earlier, Nagaland captain, Jonathan lost the toss to Andhra captained by India player Hanuma Vihari who decided to bat.
Andhra put up a big score of 241 against first timers, with Ricky Bhui scoring 108 runs.
Young Nagaland off spinner Tahmeed got the wicket of Indian player Hanuma Vihari.
Andhra-: 241 from 4 in 20overs.
Vihari–44 runs, Ricky Bhui–108 n.o; Girinath Reddy–62 runs.
For Nagaland, Rachit took 2 wickets, Pawan Suyal and Tahmeed Rahman claimed one wicket each.
Nagaland:- 65 all out in 13.1 overs
Jonathan –30 runs
For Andhra, Sashikanth, S K Ismail and Karen took 3 wickets each.
Next match: Nagaland Vs Manipur on February 25
from 9. 30 a.m.
(Page News Service)