Shillong, Mar 10: East Khasi Hills rode to victory by nine wickets against West Khasi Hills in the U-23 Boys Inter District Cricket Tournament in Nongkhrah, Ri-Bhoi, today.
WKH decided to bat first after winning the toss in the Zone 1 Group B match but were bundled out for 117 in 27.4 overs. EKH then chased down the target in 25.2 overs for the loss of a solitary wicket.
Victor Marwein top-scored for WKH with 27 but there were three other batters – Richard B Syiem (13), Pynshaiba Khardewsaw (13) and Paiawetson (12) – who got starts as well but none could push on for a big score. Daulabiang Shangpliang netted 4/28, Rohit K Yadav 2/4, Raj Kishor Yadav 2/4, Shemphang Tymsen 1/11 and Muksodul Choudhury 1/28 for EKH with the ball.
Lurshai Nongdhar and Rohit polished off the runs between them, with the former making 54 before he was bowled by Armour Dkhar (1/12). Rohit (pictured), however, carried his bat, finishing on 51 not out and, for his half-century and two wickets in the first innings, he was named man-of-the-match.
Tomorrow, in Zone 1’s Group A, Shillong Cricket Association (B) will take on All Jaintia CA. Zone 2’s action will begin tomorrow as well and will see Tura District CA versus North Garo Hills.