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Nagaland beat Sikkim for 2nd consecutive win

Nagaland beat Sikkim for 2nd consecutive win
Match in progress between Nagaland and Sikkim on Friday.
DIMAPUR, JAN 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/15/2021 11:31:17 AM IST

 SYED MUSHTAQ ALI T20 TROPHY 2020-21

Nagaland hammered Sikkim by 100 runs to register their second successive win in Plate group match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy 2020-21 in Chennai on Friday.
Led by half centuries from Jonathan Rongsen (56) and SS Mundhe (54), Nagaland scored a competitive 176 for 4 in the allotted overs after being put into bat. Stuart Binny and Hokaito Zhimomi also contributed 30 and 21 runs respectively. 
For Sikkim, Ajay took three wickets. 
Chasing the target, Sikkim were bowled out for 76 runs in 14.2 overs with tight bowling from Nagaland bowlers led by Khrievitso Kense, who took three wickets. Stuart Binny, Nagaho Chishi, SS Mundhe, Tahmeed and Joshua took one wicket each.
Anureet Singh was the highest scorer for Sikkim, who made 41 runs. Nagaland will next play Mizoram on January 17. 
Earlier, Nagaland thrashed Arunachal by nine wickets in the second match of the tournament after the match against Chandigarh was abandoned due to bad weather.
Results of Plate group (Chennai): Meghalaya 89/9 in 20 overs (Anuj Raj 3/15) lost to Bihar 92/4 in 16 overs (Shasheem Rathour 33, Sakibul Gani 31 n.o.).
Chandigarh 200/3 in 20 overs (Manan Vohra 85, Shivam Bhambri 62, Ankit Kaushik 36 n.o.) beat Mizoram 111/6 in 20 overs (Gaurav Gambhir 3/11).
Manipur 149/8 in 20 overs (Akhilesh Sahani 3/30, Techi Doria 3/29) beat Arunachal Pradesh 104 in 19.4 overs.
 
Arjun Tendulkar makes debut as Mumbai crash out
PTI Adds: Budding left-arm pacer Arjun Tendulkar, who is the son of iconic former batsman Sachin Tendulkar, made his Mumbai senior team debut on Friday in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Haryana, which the hosts lost by eight wickets in Mumbai. In the Elite Group E clash played at the suburban BKC ground, Mumbai made 143 after opting to bat first, a target which Haryana overhauled in 17.4 overs. Arjun had an off day with the ball as he returned with rather unimpressive figures of 1/34 in the three overs that he bowled. He dismissed Haryana opener Chaitya Bishnoi (4) cheaply after he edged a delivery to wicket-keeper Aditya Tare to claim his maiden wicket for the Mumbai senior team. Incidentally, his legendary father’s last Ranji Trophy game was against Haryana back in 2013.
Arjun didn’t get the chance to face a single delivery when Mumbai batted as the team was bundled out in 19.3 overs. Haryana then rode on one-down Himanshu Rana’s blazing unbeaten 75 off 53 balls to chase down the target with consummate ease. The 21-year-old Arjun has now qualified for the IPL auctions, as he has made his debut for the Mumbai team. Tendulkar junior was added to the Mumbai squad, along with another pacer Krutik Hanagavadi, by the Salil Ankola-led selection committee, after the BCCI permitted a total of 22 players to be selected. 
Over the years, Arjun has been playing age-group tournaments for Mumbai and has also been a part of the team, which plays invitational tournaments. The budding pacer has been seen bowling to the Indian national team in the nets and also represented the India U-19 team, when it toured Sri Lanka in 2018.
 
Plate Group standing as on Jan 15
POS TEAM MAT PTS
1 Bihar 3 12
2 Chandigarh 3 10
3 Nagaland 3 10
4 Manipur 3 8
5 Meghalaya 3 4
6 Sikkim 3 4
7 Arunachal Pradesh 3 0
8 Mizoram 3 0
 

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