SP XI defeated Mustang CC by 9 wickets, while Spark Cricket Club beat Pirates Cricket Club by 75 runs to secured their place in the next round in the ongoing 13th Winter Cricket Challenge played at Local ground, Wokha Monday. SP XI opting to field first bundled out MCC for a partly 86 runs in the allotted over with Inahoto and Hepoto making 13 and 20 runs respectively for the team total.
Toni spearheading SP XI bowling attack took 3 wickets was well supported by Sonu capturing 2 wickets and Patrick and Vicky returning with a wicket apiece. In reply SP XI were off to a good start with Ashok cracking 43 not out and Ashok 21 runs. The lone wicket to fall was Toni (9runs) that was claimed by Ghunavi.. Ashok was adjudged the man of the match.
In the second match, defending champion, Spark Cricket Club, Dimapur, opting to bat first after winning the toss, set up a target of 171 runs with the help of Akhrietuo 40, Nirbhay (44) and Badal unbeaten 52 runs. In reply, Pirate CC were bowled out for 95 runs in the 17.5over. The highest scorer for Pirates CC was Mhondamo who made 27 runs in 17 deliveries. Deepak took 5 wickets for Spark CC. Badal Das, who also claimed a wicket while bowling, was adjudged the man of the match.
1st- Seemee XI Dimapur
2nd- Fusion CC