Sikkim girls beats Bihar by 2 wickets in One-Day League


Gangtok, 16 Mar: The second win for Sikkim in the Senior Women’s One Day League came in a nail-biting match today at Alur Cricket Stadium II at Bengaluru, which was won by 2 wickets in the last ball of the innings, a press release informs. Sikkim won the toss and chose to field first. In the first innings,

Bihar was all-out for 186 runs in 47.5 overs. Apurva Kumari scored the highest of 81 runs for the side. Sikkim built the pressure from the beginning and the opponent lost early wickets to Purni Maya Gurung, who took 2 important wickets in the first over of the innings. Captain Sarika- Koli took 3 wickets for the side, Tabita Subba 2 wickets, Pranita Chettri and Shristi Rai 1 wicket each. In the second innings, though Sikkim lost its opening batter early, the situation was controlled with the brilliant batting by Ranki Rajak, who scored 74 runs, followed by Sarika Koli scoring 45 runs, Purni Maya Gurung 21 runs, Tabita Subba 14 runs (not-out), Songkit Lhamu Lepcha 7 runs, Nandika Kumari 6 runs, Pranita Chettri 4 runs, Tshering Ongmu Lepcha 2 runs, and Shristi- Rai was 1 run (notout). At the end of the game the players showed a matured game sense and gave the strike to Tabita- Subba who was a set batter at that moment and a complete team game was showcased, converting it to a win. “One of the biggest wins by Sikkim in the history of SICA. A job well done by the resolute players of the senior women team. Good guidance by the support staff led to a convincing victory. SICA family is proud of their achievement thus far,” said president, Lobzang G Tenzing. Sikkim has earned 8 Point(s) so far in the tournament. The next match will be played against Mizoram on 17 March at Alur Cricket Stadium III, Bengaluru.