Nagaland on Friday joined the list of lowest Ranji Trophy scores after being bowled out for 25 in the second innings, handing Uttarakhand a 174-run defeat in their Group A home match in Sovima, Nagaland.
After taking a 107-run lead in the first innings, Nagaland were given a target of 200 runs after Uttarakhand declared their second essay for 306/7.
In reply, Nagaland lasted just 18 overs with spinners Mayank Mishra (9-7-4-5) and Swapnil Singh (9-5-21-4) out.
It was the fourth lowest score in Ranji Trophy history and the second lowest in the last 41 years as Nagaland joined the infamous list led by Hyderabad, having been bowled out for 21 by Rajasthan in the 2010–11 season.
South Punjab’s 22 (vs North India; 1934–35) is second on the list.
Jammu and Kashmir were twice bowled out for 23 (vs Delhi, 1960–61) and Haryana (1977–78), while Sindh also folded for a similar score of 23 (vs Southern Punjab) in 1938–39.
Nagaland’s number nine batsman Nagaho Chishi was the only player to reach double digit score as his scorecard read like telephone numbers – 0, 7, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 7, 10, 0 and 0 not out. His innings lasted a little over an hour in the post-lunch session.
Uttarakhand declared 282 and 306/7; 70 overs (Swapnil Singh 88, Priyanshu Khanduri 73; Akash Singh 3/66, Rongsen Jonathan 3/80) b Nagaland 389 and 25; 174 runs from 18 overs (Nagho Chishi 10; Mayank Mishra 5/4, Swapnil Singh 4/21).
Score: Uttarakhand 6, Nagaland 0.
trending topics to follow