Dimapur, October 17: Nagaland beat Manipur by 5 runs in the last match of the Plate Group at the ongoing Vijay Hazare Senior Mens Trophy played at Dehradun on Thursday.
With the win, Nagaland ended their campaign in the Vijay Hazare one day tournament for season 2019-20 in the Plate Group with 4 wins, 2 loss and three draws. Nagaland was placed fourth in the ten teams Plate Group and was the best among NE teams with 22 points.
Earlier put in to bat after losing the toss, Nagaland riding on a well made 90 from Yogesh scored a competitive 240 all out in 48.2 overs. Stuart Binny (61), Temjentoshi (39) and Jonathan Rongsen (27) gave good support to Yogesh.
The pick of the bowler for Manipur was Bishworjit who took 7 wickets.
Chasing the target, a well made century by Muhammad Bashid (100) went in vain as Manipur managed 235/8 in the allotted 50 overs, felling 5 runs short of the target. Ngariyanbam Singh also scored 50 and Priyojit Singh – 30 for Manipur.
For Nagaland, Stuart Binny, Srikanth and Imliwati took 2 wickets each. (Page News Service)