Sikkim registers first win of season in Col CK Nayudu Trophy


Gangtok, 07 Apr:

The Under 25 Men’s cricket team of Sikkim registered their first victory of the season in the multi-day tournament “Col CK Nayudu Trophy” being held in Odisha, a press release from Sikkim Cricket Association [SICA] informs.

The team led by Anwesh Karan Sharma defeated Mizoram in their second match of the tournament by an innings and 55 runs today at DRIEMS Ground, Cuttack, Odisha.

The four-day match concluded in just two and a half days due to the brilliant team effort of Sikkim, the release states.

Sikkim won the toss and elected to bat first. In the first innings of Sikkim they scored 289 runs, where Saurav Kumar Prasad was the highest scorer for Sikkim making 91 runs, well supported by ArunChettri (51), Jeetendra Sharma (33), Tarun Sharma (32), IngshoLimboo (23), Anwesh (18), Ankur Malik (13) and Roshan Prasad (10). Batting second Mizoram team was bundled out for 105 runs.

A brilliant bowling line-up of Sikkim restricted the opponent with a huge trial. Ankur took 4 wickets, Tarun 3 wickets, MD Ronak 2 wickets and Rahul Kumar took 1 wicket, the release mentions.

Team Sikkim forced Mizoram to build pressure on the opponent. Losing early wickets to Sikkim, they were not able to overcome the pressure and were all-out for 129 runs in 53.2 overs. Once again Ankur took 4 wickets, Captain Anwesh 2 wicket, Ingsho, Tarun and Rahul taking 1 wicket each.

It was a complete win for Sikkim where all the players showcased a good game with both bat and ball earning 7 point(s) including a bonus point(s). So far Sikkim is doing well in the tournament as it lost its first match against Meghalaya by a small margin, the release adds.

“I am happy with the excellent performance of the team and would like to congratulate all the players headed by the head coach SonamPalden Bhutia, Asst Coach DhirajGurung, PhysioArdonTargain, AsstPhysioTsheringOngda, Trainer PritamNirala and Managers Ravi Thapa and NishaRai” and also would like to wish them luck for the upcoming matches,” said SICA president, Lobzang G Tenzing.

Sikkim Team is due to play two more matches in the plate group and has every chance to qualify for the elite group, the release further adds.