Tiwari fifty guides Chhattisgarh to massive win over Mizoram

Rishabh Tiwari’s half-century formed the base of Chhattisgarh’s massive 116-run win over Mizoram in Round 7 of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2019. Tiwari slammed 85 off 46 with 12 boundaries and a six to lead Chhattisgarh to 220 for 5. In response, Mizoram were limited to just 104/5 after 20 overs.

After the loss of Shashank Chandraker early, Tiwari and captain Harpreet Singh added 77 runs for the second wicket and took Chhattisgarh past the 100-run margin. Harpreet clubbed five fours and a six before falling to Andrew Vanlalhruaia. Amandeep Khare’s 23 off 17 along with a couple of useful hands from Ajay Mandal (19* off 10) and wicketkeeper Lavin Coster – who creamed three sixes in his 7-ball 22 not out, gave Chhattisgarh an imposing total.

Mizoram’s batting was abysmal as barring Akhil Rajput’s 40, no batsmen could even enter the 20s. Shakeeb Ahmed Pawandeep Singh produced economical figures of 2 for 15 and 2 for 8 to share scalp two wickets each and ran through Mizoram’s top and middle order. Lalhruaizela’s 14, Amatea’s 13 and Sinan Abdul Khadir’s 13 off 5 were the only notable contributions.

Brief Scores: Chhattisgarh 220 for 5 (Rishabh Tiwari 85; Bobby Zothansanga 2 for 35) beat Mizoram 104 for 5 in 20 overs (Akhil Rajout 40; Pawandeep Singh 2 for 8) by 116 runs.