Sikkim register historic Ranji win

Sikkim register historic Ranji win
Sun, Nov 4, 2018

GANGTOK: Sikkim registered a historic win in its debut game in the Ranji Trophy tournament when it trounced Manipur by a whopping innings and 27 runs at the Jadavpur University ground in Salt Lake, Kolkata today.
A press release issued by the Sikkim Cricket Association (SCA) said Sikkim batted first in the four-day game and scored a decent 372 with the help of Milind Kumar’s double ton. Kumar, who is one of the three professional cricketers in the Sikkim squad, hit 261 runs.
In reply, Manipur managed only 79 runs, thanks to destructive spells of bowling by the other two professionals, Ishwar Chaudhury and Bipul Sharma. While Chaudhury picked up four wickets, Sharma helped himself to three wickets. The other three wickets were taken by Sikkimese players Lee Yong Lepcha and Palzor Tamang.
Despite Yashpal Singh’s 132 and Lakhan Arjun Rawant’s 70, the Sikkim bowlers managed to restrict Manipur to only 266 runs in the second winning, thus emerging victorious by an innings and 27 runs. Sharma and Chaudhury were again amongst the wickets, claiming four and three wickets, respectively. Palzor, Milind and Padam shared the other three wickets.
With this win, Sikkim registered seven points in the Plate Division of the Ranji Trophy. There are eight other teams in the group.
“I would like to congratulate the entire team for this historic win today and would also like to thank all the past office-bearers of the SCA who had worked tirelessly for this day. It is every cricketer’s dream to play in the most prestigious Indian domestic tournament. Today’s innings defeat is a gift to the people of Sikkim by the players and the SCA family,” said Lobzang G. Tenzing, the SCA president.

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