Vijay Hazare Trophy: Uttarakhand, Assam continue winning run

Leg-spinner Dikshansu Negi's 6/21 led Uttarakhand to beat Mizoram in its fourth straight win to top the plate group standings with 16 points on Saturday.

Uttarakhand  is currently on top of the standings with 16 points from four matches, sharing the position with Assam, who won its match against Sikkim by four wickets. (File Photo)   -  The Hindu

Uttarakhand notched up  its fourth straight win beating Mizoram by eight wickets in its Vijay Hazare Trophy plate group match on Saturday.

Uttarakhand  is currently on top of the standings with 16 points from four matches, sharing the position with Assam, who won its match against Sikkim by four wickets.

Leg-spinner Dikshansu Negi took 6 for 21 in a brilliant bowling performance to help Uttarakhand bundle out Mizoram for a paltry 117.

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In reply, Uttarakhand knocked off the required runs in just 10.5 overs.

In another match, Assam chased down a target of 246 set by Sikkim in the 48th over to maintain its all-win record in the group.

For Assam, experienced pacer Pritam Das bowled beautifully to return excellent figures of 5/34 in his team's win.

Brief scores:

Arunachal Pradesh 150 in 50 overs (Vipin Dhaka 37, Akhilesh Sahani 45, Chengkam Sangma 3/ 21) lost to Meghalaya 157 for two in 28.5 overs (Rohit Shah 70 not out, Yogesh Tiwari 28, DB Ravi Teja 32 not out) by eight wickets.

Meghalaya : 4 points; Arunachal 0.

Nagaland 257 for nine in 50 overs (Sedezhalie Rupero 28, R. Jonathan 46, Shrikant Mundhe 52, Hem Chetri 82 not out) beat Manipur 240 for nine in 50 overs (Narsingh Yadav 62, Nitesh Sedai 50, M Longlonyamba 45, K Priyojit Singh 32, Stuart Binny 3/32) by 17 runs.

Nagaland: 4 points ; Manipur 0.

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Mizoram 117 in 38.3 overs (Taruwar Kohli 62, KB Pawan 28; Dikshanshu Negi 6/21) lost to Uttarakhand 118 for two in 10.5 overs (Kamal Singh 40 not out, Kunal Chandela 58) by eight wickets.

Uttarakhand: 4 points; Mizoram 0.

Sikkim 245 all out in 50 overs (Nilesh Lamichaney 36, Robin Bist 120, Varun Sood 50; Pritam Das 5/34) lost to Assam 249 for six in 47.5 overs (Ashish Thapa 43, Denish Das 53, Saahil Jain 61 not out) by four wickets.

Assam: 4 points, Sikkim: 0.

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