25.5 C
Tura

Vijay Hazare Trophy: All-round Sylvester shines in Meghalaya victory

Must read

2nd phase of Assam – Meghalaya border talks: Regional Committee for Ri Bhoi holds first meeting

Nongpoh, Dec 1: The first meeting of the Regional Committee for Ri Bhoi District headed by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong as the Chairperson...

Sohra International Half Marathon 2022 on Dec 21

Shillong, Dec 1: The Meghalaya Athletics Association and Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government...

BJP seeks intensified patrolling at Mawbah after petrol bomb lobbed at non-tribal’s house

Shillong, Dec 1: The state BJP has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) Dr LR Bishnoi to intensify patrolling at Mawbah area. This came...

Hub News | 1 December

Northeast Media Hub - is a multi media production firm based in Meghalaya. It currently produces news content under its brand "Hub News" which...

Shillong, Nov 23: Meghalaya ended a long and difficult campaign in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one day tournament with a morale-boosting victory over Sikkim by 59 runs in Kolkata on Wednesday, with Sylvester Mylliempdah contributing with bat and ball.

Meghalaya had to face far bigger teams this year in Group B and lost all their matches, a fate that was shared by Sikkim. On Wednesday, Meghalaya won the toss at Eden Gardens and chose to bat first, posting 226/9 in 50 overs before bowling out Sikkim for 167.

Despite having all three guest professionals available, it was actually the Meghalaya domicile players who shone with the bat in Wednesday’s match.

Advertisement

Opener Mylliempdah top-scored with 49 (5x4s) and was unfortunate not to be able to celebrate a deserved half-century, though this innings will go down as his highest score, so far, in List A cricket.

Further down the order, Lerry Sangma smacked 45 from 47 deliveries (4x4s, 1x6s). Yogesh Tiwari (27) and Junjun Sangma (18) also contributed handy runs, the latter in only his second match at this level.

Advertisement

However, the fireworks were left for the end by Abhishek Kumar, who single-handedly struck 27 runs from the last two overs of the innings. The No. 10 ended unbeaten on 32 from 15 deliveries, with one four and two sixes.

Six bowlers were used by Meghalaya, each of which claimed at least one wicket. Mylliempdah again shone, claiming 3/37, while Kumar scalped 2/21 and Dippu Ch Sangma 2/33. Chengkam Sangma bowled a peerless spell of seven overs and took 1/6, while Rajesh Bishnoi (1/33) and Chirag Khurana (1/35) were also among the wickets.

Meghalaya’s senior men’s team will now begin preparations for the prestigious Ranji Trophy, which will begin next month.

Advertisement

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

2nd phase of Assam – Meghalaya border talks: Regional Committee for Ri Bhoi holds first meeting

Nongpoh, Dec 1: The first meeting of the Regional Committee for Ri Bhoi District headed by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong as the Chairperson...

Sohra International Half Marathon 2022 on Dec 21

Shillong, Dec 1: The Meghalaya Athletics Association and Meghalaya State Olympic Association (MSOA) in collaboration with the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government...

BJP seeks intensified patrolling at Mawbah after petrol bomb lobbed at non-tribal’s house

Shillong, Dec 1: The state BJP has asked the Director General of Police (DGP) Dr LR Bishnoi to intensify patrolling at Mawbah area. This came...

Hub News | 1 December

Northeast Media Hub - is a multi media production firm based in Meghalaya. It currently produces news content under its brand "Hub News" which...

Mukroh songara M’laya-ni ning•o ga•akgipa songan ong•a ine JHADC-ni CEM a•kanga

Shillong, Nov 30: Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC)-o donggipa lekkarango seani gitade Mukroh songara, Meghalaya a•dok ning•o ga•akgipa biapan ong•a ine Budbar salo,...