Sovima, 25 May (MTNews): In another one-sided match, Niuland displayed total dominance and won over Phek by 207 runs at Nagaland Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Niuland made the highest total of the tournament so far by setting up 282 runs in 30 overs losing only 4 wickets.



Afzal Hussain 20 runs, Vishal Sahani 32 runs and Wahid Ali 63 runs gave the most perfect start for the Niuland team. However, it was the blistering knock of Hokaito Zhimomi who made 122* runs in 77 balls which was studded with 17 boundaries and 2 huge 6s that propelled the team’s imposing total.


Hokaito was well supported at the other end by Jalal Uddin who contributed 15 runs and remained not out.


Lawrence Vero the captain of Phek team fought back picking up 2 wickets but could not find support from the other bowlers except for a consolation wicket from Deto Rhakho.


Requiring 283 runs in 180 balls for a win, Phek succumbed to another high pressure game once again as all their batsmen failed to rise up to the occasion. The only fight was provided by Deto Rhakho with 23 runs but it was never enough for a win. Vino G Zhimomi led the charge for Niuland as he scalped 4 wickets while Akavi A Yeptho and Anil Gupta settled for 2 wickets making Phek all out in 21.4 overs for just 75 runs. Niuland won the game by 207 runs.


Hokaito Zhimomi was adjudged the man of the match for his 122* run knock in 77 balls.


In the second match at the same venue, Kohima overcame Longleng by 2 wickets. Winning the toss, Longleng opted to bat first and managed to put up 92 runs on the board losing all wickets in 24.4 Overs. For Kohima to qualify for the semifinals, they’ll have to wait for the match played tomorrow between Longleng and Wokha.


Meanwhile, in the first match played at Sovima Cricket Ground, Wokha opted to bat first after winning the toss and managed to pile up 150 runs on the scoreboard losing 9 wickets in 30.


Chingkap Konyak took charge for the bowlers as he single-handedly picked up 7 wickets for the Mon side. However, Mon failed to chase down the target and narrowly lost the match by 5 runs.


In the second match, with the heat swelling up and the temperature not showing mercy, it was a decisive toss to win. The defending champions Dimapur won the toss against Tseminyu and their plan to bat first was well executed as their batsman made a solid start, eventually scoring a convincing total of 191 runs to defend.


Coming for the run chase, Tseminyu had a big task ahead, having to chase a big total of 192 runs for a win. With a star studded bowling line up, Dimapur restricted Tseminyu to only 125 runs on the board, winning the match by 66 runs. With the win, Dimapur has qualified for the semifinals.



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