Dimapur, Jan.11: On the seventh day of the on-going Silver Jubilee Edition of MDCA Inter Club T20 Cricket Tournament played at Imkongmeren Sports complex on Wednesday, Suzerain and Rainbow CC won their respective matches.
In the first match of the day, Suzerain beat Zero Boys by 6 wickets. Zero Boys after winning the toss and electing to bat first set a target of 106 losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. Temjentenzuk with 37 runs was the only notable contributor with the bat. Meren was the pick of the bowler with 4/ 13 and Alemsashi and Imtinuksung took 2 wickets each for Suzerain. Chasing the target Suzerain CC reached 109 losing just 4 wickets in 18.3 overs and winning the match by 6 wickets. For Suzerain, Imliwangshi top scored with 18 runs while Alemsashi scored 11 runs.
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In the second match of the day, Rainbow beat Jovial by 7 wickets. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Jovial got off to a worst possible start as they were restricted to just 20 runs for 6 wickets in the first 6 overs. But with the help of the lower order batsman Moalemba (19 runs) and Odiyanger (16 runs) set a target of 84 runs losing 9 wickets. Viza was the best bowler for Rainbow CC with a figure of 4/9 in 4 overs that included a Hattrick. Chasing a small target of just 85 runs Rainbow CC took only 13.5 overs to overcome the score losing 3 wickets. Talikaba the in form batsman scored an unbeaten 43 runs while Asemba contributed 20 runs. Odilemba was the only successful bowler for Jovial with a figure of 3/15(3.5 overs). With this win, Rainbow have almost guaranteed their spot in the Quarter finals while Jovial now need to play their last league match for their pride as they will not qualify for the next stage even if they win their last match.