Sikkim won the first ever Ranji Trophy match against Manipur at JU Second Campus, Salt Lake in Kolkata by an innings and 27 runs on Saturday.
Sikkim with eight others team are playing their first Ranji Trophy in a Plate Division. It is a historic win by Sikkim and scored seven points on the table of Plate Division of Ranji trophy.
It was Milind Kumar’s 261 runs that helped Sikkim reach 372 in the first innings and a brilliant bowling by Sikkim bowlers restricted the opponents to 79 runs, in which Ishwar Chaudhary took four wickets, Bipul Sharma three wickets, Lee Yong Lepcha two wickets and Palzor Tamang one wicket.
Sikkim decided on a follow on to Manipur and in the second innings they scored 266 runs, Yashpal Singh’s 132 and Lakhan Arjun Rawant’s 70 runs helped them reach this score.
In the second innings too, Sikkim showed a magnificent game temperament and swept out Manipur with a short fall of 27 runs on the board.
Bipul took four wickets, Ishwar three wickets, Plazor, Milind and Padam scalped one wicket each and helped Sikkim to this win.
Sikkim Cricket Association president, Lobzang G Tenzing congratulated the entire team for this historic win.
“It is every cricketer’s dream to play in the most prestigious tournament of Indian domestic league and with this win their dreams have been fulfilled. This dream SCA and BCCI has finally fulfilled for all cricketers in Sikkim. Today’s innings defeat has been given to the people of Sikkim by the players and the SCA family,” he expressed.