Ranji Trophy: Meghalaya bowl Mizoram out for 252 on Day 1 | Popgen Tech


Shillong, 13 December: Meghalaya kicked off their first Ranji Trophy match of the season on Tuesday, facing fellow North East side Mizoram in Nadiad, Gujarat, in the Plate Group.

Choosing to field first after winning the toss, Meghalaya dismissed Mizoram for 252 and then had to face an uncomfortable one on before stump, which ended as a maiden.

Meghalaya’s start with the ball was brilliant, with Mizoram reduced to 8/3 in 4 overs thanks to the quicks, Akash K Choudhary (2/40) and Abhishek Kumar (2/37).

However, Meghalaya then ran into a bit of a roadblock in the form of invited professional Mizoram Taruwar Kohli and Shreevats Goswami. The latter was trapped lbw for 74 by one of Meghalaya’s own professional guests, Rajesh Bishnoi, but Kohli went on to make 123 before being dismissed by Swarajeet Das (1/22) towards the end of the innings.

Together, the Mizoram pair put on 138 for the fourth wicket, but otherwise Meghalaya had little trouble, finding five opposition batsmen for ducks.

Bishnoi added wickets from three tailenders to finish with Meghalaya’s best figures of 4/62. Dippu Ch Sangma (1/40) was the other Meghalaya bowler to taste success.

Mizoram batted for 86.1 overs, leaving just six deliveries for Meghalaya to last before the end of the game. Raj Biswa faced the entire, which was a maiden, and Kishan Lyngdoh at the other end. The pair will look to start the Meghalaya innings in earnest on Wednesday morning.


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