Shillong, Nov 27: In Tuesday’s match of group B Under-25 age category Inter District Cricket Tournament organized by Meghalaya Cricket Association, Garo Hills defeated Ri-Bhoi by 72 runs and topped the group table securing 04 points and in the process qualified for the semi-finals.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Garo Hills had a shaky start but managed to amass a competitive total of 140 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in allotted 35 overs, mainly due to a fighting 66 runs off 105 balls scored by Arfino Chiangli. AK Yadav and Rohit Jha claimed 2 wickets each for Ri-Bhoi.
In reply Ri-Bhoi were bundled out for paltry 68 runs in 19 overs with Aviral Pandey scoring 23 runs off 28 balls. Kilko Marak and Ianco Shira claimed 4wkts and 3 wkts respectively for Garo Hills.
On Wednesday, Ri - Bhoi will duel against Jaintia Hills.