Shillong, March 23, 2022(MMP): Meghalaya exhibited a better batting performance in their second innings to finish Day 2 of their Col CK Nayudu Trophy plate group match against Sikkim on 133/3, leading their opponents by 119 runs. Resuming the day on 48/4, Sikkim went on to make 203 all out in 65.2 overs, giving them a first innings lead of 14 over Meghalaya in Bhubaneshwar.
Adding to his haul of three wickets yesterday, Meghalaya’s Abhishek Kumar claimed another two scalps to finish with 5/53. But it was Bipin Kumar Ray (2/42) and Sudhir Sahani (2/46) who dismissed Sikkim’s best batters of their first innings – Rahul Kumar and Ankur, who added 64 for the seventh wicket. The other wicket-taker was Agreas Chamcham Sangma (1/37).
A more solid batting performance by the top of the order then got Meghalaya to 133/3 by stumps, though the only negative was that they lost captain Swastic Chettri off the final ball of the day for 44. Arien Bonchang Sangma, however, was still at the crease, having carved out 55 off 101 deliveries, which included a six over cover.
He put on 49 for the opening stand with Aman Kumar (17), 72 with Chettri for the third wicket and will look to score even more runs when play resumes tomorrow morning.
All Jaintia Cricket Association defeated Ri-Bhoi by four wickets in Meghalaya Cricket Association’s U-23 Women’s Inter District Cricket Tournament in Nongstoin
Shillong, Mar 23: All Jaintia Cricket Association defeated Ri-Bhoi by four wickets in the Meghalaya Cricket Association’s U-23 Women’s Inter District Cricket Tournament in Nongstoin today. Fielding first after winning the toss, AJCA restricted Ri-Bhoi to 168/5 in 29 overs and then chased the target down in 26.2 overs for the loss of six wickets in the Group A, Zone 1 match.
Both teams were guilty of bowling plenty of extras, which inflated the scorelines, with AJCA conceding 91 and Ri-Bhoi 63.For Ri-Bhoi, Banrisha Wahlang top-scored with 28, while Angelica Maring made 19 not out. Aidashisha Shadap (2/30) and Pyntha Lamurong (2/42) claimed the best figures for AJCA.
In the chase, player-of-the-match Kermina Challam struck five fours in a rapid 40 off 31 balls, while Mercia Able Dhar (17), Ritreki Pohshna (14) and Phaintis Lyngdoh (14) also helped bring AJCA victory. Doilna Martin bagged 2/22 for Ri-Bhoi. Tomorrow, in Group B of Zone 1, South West Khasi Hills will face West Khasi Hills. The action will also begin in Zone 2 in Nongalbibra, South Garo Hills, with North Garo Hills taking on Tura District CA.