Ranji Trophy: Nagaland book semi-final berth
DIMAPUR — Nagaland defeated Arunachal Pradesh by an innings and 38 runs on Sunday to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing Ranji Trophy 2023-2024, played at Nagaland Cricket Stadium, Sovima.
Trailing by 188 runs, Arunachal had to bow out of their campaign as Nagaland’s Imliwati Lemtur outwitted their batting line up with 7 wickets haul, an update stated.
After Arunachal’s opener Kumar Nyumpu (54 runs) and Doria (51 runs) gave them a head start, the remaining batsmen could not rise up to the occasion, except for a spirited fight back from Ete with 31 runs.
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Besides Lemtur, Tahmeed contributed two wickets and Khrievitso Kense one wicket. Tahmeed also reached his 50th first class wickets.
Having won their match with a bonus point, Nagaland will now take on Hyderabad in the semi-finals to be played from February 9 to the 12th.