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Sovima, 3 February (MTNews): In a thrilling turn of events at the Ranji Trophy 2023-2024, Nagaland displayed resilience and determination on Day 2 against Arunachal Pradesh. After a challenging Day 1 where they were reeling at 28 runs for the loss of 2 early wickets and trailing by 98 runs, Nagaland managed to make a remarkable comeback.

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Contributions from key players such as Sedezhalie Rupreo (53 runs), Tahmeed Rahman (23 runs), Khrievitso Kense (19 runs), Jaganath (19 runs), and Jonathan (18 runs) steadied the ship for Nagaland. However, the standout performance came from Sumit Kumar, who played a brilliant inning, scoring 158 runs in 179 balls.

Nagaland eventually posted a total of 342 runs in 81.2 overs, losing all their wickets. Shekar Sihori led the Arunachal bowling attack with a notable 3-wicket haul.

As the sun began to set on Day 2, bad light conditions forced the match officials to call off the play early. At the close of play, Dorin remained unbeaten at 21 runs, while Kumar Nyompu was not out at 08 runs. Arunachal Pradesh was left trailing by 188 runs.

Looking ahead to Day 3, Nagaland is eager to capitalize on their momentum and dismiss the Arunachal side to secure valuable bonus points. The team is also keeping a close eye on the Meghalaya versus Sikkim match at SICA ground, Sikkim. Nagaland’s hopes of qualifying for the playoffs hinge on a favorable outcome in both their match and the Meghalaya-Sikkim encounter.

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