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Hokaito treats alma mater to whirlwind century

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By EMN Updated: May 29, 2016 12:20 am
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Exhibition match between DGC Alumni and DGC XI to mark golden anniversary   

IMG_6581 copy copyDIMAPUR, MAY 28: Sound-tracked by the roar of a small but vociferous crowd, Hokaito Zhimomi – Nagaland’s most famous export till date to Indian cricket – smashed his way to an unbeaten hundred while playing for his alma mater, Dimapur Government College on Saturday.
The opposition in this exhibition match were the Dimapur Government College (DGC) XI and the occasion was a part of the institution’s build-up to its 50 years anniversary scheduled for November this year. The match was played at the DGC ground here at Dimapur.
Batting first, Hokaito walked in to open the innings and departed only after voluntarily retiring in the 18th over with 119* to his name. Standing tall and imposing, he sprayed the bowlers all over the ground in the course of his rapid-fire knock.
That he is a cut above the rest, thanks to his experience with the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Assam Ranji Trophy team, was evident in his stroke-play. With his team well passed 150 runs, he left batting crease voluntarily to retire at 119* and with two overs still left in the innings. Eventually, his team plundered 178 runs from the allotted 20 overs for the loss of only two wickets. The next highest scorer, after Hokaito, was Bikram with 15 runs to his name.
Chasing this skyscraper of a total, the DGC XI were never in the hunt as they started losing their opening batsman in the second over of their innings. Dilware, who was the highest scorer for DGC XI with 40 runs, steadied the chase but the innings lost momentum when he was snared by a googly from Onen Longkumer, who had three wickets in the match.
IMG_6595 copy copyZopato also scored 37 runs to help the team cross the three-figure mark but wickets continued to fell as the chase eventually folded at 118 all out inside 16 overs. The alumni team clinched the match by a margin of 60 runs.
The principal of DGC, Akok Walling told Eastern Mirror that the exhibition match was part of the college’s activity to mark its golden jubilee year. A grand ceremony would be held in the first week of November this year. He also shared that such activities would help build stronger relations between the institution and its alumni.
(Hokaito Zhimomi is a first-class middle order batsman and left-arm spinner. He played for Assam in Ranji Trophy, participated in the Indian Premier League as part of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the year 2008 till 2010. He also played for Bengal U-19 session 2003-04, 2004-05, participated as captain of Mainland Sambaran Cricket Academy which toured Bangladesh in the year 2002, played for Calcutta University Cricket Team in the P. Sen Trophy organized by Cricket Association of Bengal, played for Victoria Sporting Club Cricket Association of Bengal 1st Division league session 2003-05, also was the captain of the same team in the year 2005. He also played for Dalhousie Athletic Club Cricket association of Bengal 1st Division league session 2005-2006)
Source: Internet
Scores in brief:
Dimapur Government College Alumni:
178/2 (Hokaito 119*, Bikram 15, Shejangluli 11, Hato 1 wicket)
Dimapur Government College (DGC) XI:
118 all out in 16 overs (Dilwar 40, Zopato 37, Rajiv 13, Susho 13, Onen Longkumer 3 wickets)

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By EMN Updated: May 29, 2016 12:20:55 am