Plate Roundup Round 8 Day 3

Meghalaya batsmen had a gala time with as many as three hitting centuries and one triple-century as their declared their first innings at 826/9 on Day 3 of their Ranji Trophy, round eight clash against Sikkim.

Thus, they took a massive lead of 607 and had taken two early wickets with Sikkim finishing the day on 72/2 in 33 overs.

Lee Yong Lepcha ended Sikkim’s long wait for a wicket when finally managed to dislodge Puneet Bisht who walked back after posting a career-best 343 off 332. He struck 53 fours and a six during his knock. His partnership was Yogesh Nagar was worth 161 runs for the fourth wicket. Yogesh went on to hit his fourth firs-class century and was joined by Gurinder Singh who became the fourth Meghalaya batsman to hit triple-digit score during the innings.

Yogesh was stumped off Lee Yong Lepcha for 148 as the score neared the 800-run mark. His dismissal saw Meghalaya losing two more wickets in quick time even as Gurinder neared his third first-class century and he remained unbeaten on 101 as captain Jason Lamare declared at 826/7 in 171.4 overs.

Sikkim’s bid to save the match began on a negative note as they lost opener Tshering Bhutia cheaply on 6. Jahan Uddin and captain Nilesh Lamichaney dropped anchor to take the score to 59/1 when the former holed out for 11 off 60.

At the close of play Lamichaney was unbeaten on 38 while Asish Thapa was batting on 6.

Brief Scores: Sikkim 219 and 72/2 trail Meghalaya 826/7d (Puneet Bisht 343, Raj Biswa 175, Yogesh Nagar 148, Gurinder Singh 101) by 535 runs