Meghalaya start Ranji Trophy campaign with two wicket win over Mizoram | Popgen Tech
Meghalaya defeated Mizoram by two wickets in their first match of the Ranji Trophy tournament held at Gokulbhai Somabhai Patel Stadium, Nadiad, Gujarat.
Mizoram set a target of 297 runs after being sent out to bat first which was chased down by the Meghalaya batsmen with two wickets to spare on the fourth day.
Mizoram took an advantage of 81 runs in the first innings, after scoring 252 and bowling out Meghalaya for 171. In the second innings Mizoram managed 216, and Meghalaya scored 300 with the loss of eight wickets.
For Meghalaya Kishan Lyngdoh, Puneet Bisht, and Swarajeet Das were the top scorers of the match, with Bisht and Das both scoring half-centuries in their second innings.
In the bowling department Rajesh Bishnoi (4 and 5), and Akash Choudhary (2 and 2), and Abhishek Kumar (2) were the leading wicket takers for Meghalaya.
Mizoram batsman Taruwar Kohli who scored 123 in the first innings and 40 in the second was declared the man of the match.