Shillong, Dec 9: Meghalaya’s first-class campaign in the Ranji Trophy got underway today as they began their match against Nagaland in Dimapur.

Put in to bat first, Meghalaya finished at stumps on 268/9 with guest-professional Punit Bisht making 125 down the order, with fellow guest-professional Sanjay Yadav contributing 61. The pair put on 111 runs for the fifth wicket.

Three other batsmen got into double figures – Wallam Lyngdoh Kynshi (17) and Wanlambok Nongkhlaw (34) at the top of the order and Mark Ingty (12 not out) at the tail end.

The chief guest was the Dimpapur District Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi, who encouraged the players to give their best and to perform well at the highest level of the national competition.

R Kharkamni, former Meghalaya Cricket Association Vice-President and Vice-Chairman of the State Planning Board, Gideon Kharkongor, MCA Honorary Secretary, Dipul Ryntathiang, MCA Vice-President, Chiang D Shira, MCA Joint Secretary, Nagaland Cricket Association Vice-President Herato Sukhalu, NCA Secretary Hyunilo Anilo Khing and NCA Joint Secretary Ahidur Rahman were among the others present during the short inauguration.

(Meghalaya Cricket Association photo)

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