Kohima, March 20 (EMN): Royal Tourniquets defeated Kohima Hornbills ‘B’, runners-up of last year’s edition by 56 runs at the ongoing 8th Silver Cup T20 Cricket Tournament organised by Nepali Baptist Church Kohima Youth Department at Jakhama Ground on Monday.
Due to the continuous down pour and completely soaked ground condition, only the last pre-quarter final match could be played on Monday.
After due consultation with the team captains, the technical committee of the organisers reduced the match to 12 overs.
Favoured in toss, Kohima Hornbills ‘B’ decided to field but were unable to restrict the opponents and gave out 103 runs claiming 2 wickets.
Royal Tourniquets batsman Nripen Rai remained not out at 42 runs while S S Alam contributed 39 runs. Kohima Hornbills ‘B’ bowlers Dito and Anna claimed one wicket each.
Chasing the target, last year’s runners-up Kohima Hornbills ‘B’ were knocked for 47 runs in 11.2 overs with Anga contributing 26 runs.
Royal Tourniquets bowlers Longsasunep took 4 wickets while Moni and Merenti downed 2 wickets each.
Man of the Match was awarded to Nripen Rai for scoring 42 runs in 31 balls.
Meanwhile, ending the pre-quarter final round, the organisers declared the highest wicket taker and awarded the Green Cap to Longsasunep for taking 7 wickets and S S Alam with Red Cap for being the highest run getter with 67 runs. Both of them are from Royal Tourniquets.
The organisers also regret to inform the quarter finalists of the tournament that due to continuous rainfall, the ground condition has become unplayable. Therefore, the quarter final matches earlier fixed for today has been further postponed for March 21, while the new fixture is as under:
Matches for March 22
1. Lower Bayavü Giants vs Peraciezie Royals at 9am
2. Shillong Mavericks vs Whiskers CC, Dimapur at 12 noon