A disciplined bowling attack by Ishwar Chuadhary of Sikkim steered his team to a comfortable win over Mizoram in a Ranji Trophy Plate Group clash on Monday.
The right-arm fast medium bowler claimed two five-wicket hauls in the match helping Sikkim beat another north-eastern state by 105 runs in the Ranji Trophy Plate Group match at Jorhat in eastern Assam.
With 5 for 57 runs in first innings and 6 for 111 in second, Chaudhary joined a select list of bowlers to register two five-wicket hauls in a match in first class cricket, reports Sikkim Express.
Requiring 342 runs for win, Mizoram were bowled out for 236 runs in 74.5 overs. Mizoram batsman Taruwar Kohli was adjudged Man of the Match for his all-round performance in second innings.
He took a five-wicket haul to bundle out Sikkim cheaply and scored a gritty knock of 156 runs but his heroics went in vain amid yet another abject batting capitulation.
Earlier, Sikkim did not add much to their first innings lead of 171. They were bowled out for 170 runs in 49.1 overs. Milind Kumar, who scored a century in first innings, was out for duck in the second. The right-hander was trapped LBW by Kohli who grabbed 5 for 39.
Chasing the target, Mizoram batsmen failed miserably. Except for an exceptional 156 by Kohli, no batsmen could stand at the crease for long.