Dimapur, October 16: In the ongoing Vinoo Mankad U-19 Boys tournament for Zonal Group, being played at Bhubaneswar, Nagaland beat strong contender Manipur by 5 wickets today.
The U-19 boys following the footsteps of senior Nagaland team, which topped among the Northeast teams in Vijay Hazare tourney recently held at Gujarat, has till now won 4 matches, drawn one and lost one, with two more matches to go.
Manipur started as a strong team winning all their matches played so far, suffered its first defeat at the hands of arch rivals Nagaland.
Manipur won the toss and chose to bat.
Manipur: 149 all out in 45.3 overs
Shubam Chauhan-42, Hrithik Kanojia-36, Jhonson-18, Jameson-20, Bidash-13
For Nagaland, Chiranjivi took 4 wickets, Toukha Zhimo– 2 wickets
Nagaland: 150 for 5 in 37.5 overs
Chiranjivi-40, Shamphri-24, Hem-33 and Harsh-18
For Manipur Rex and Bidash took 2 wickets each while Sadananda claimed 1 wicket.
(Page News Service)