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SILIGURI, March 6 (PTI): High flying Mizoram will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu and a buoyant Railways face Maharashtra in the two semifinals of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here tomorrow.

Mizoram have been the toast of this year�s nationals, steamrolling opponents more often than not en route the last-four stage. The North Eastern side has not only won all four of their Final Round matches from Group A but has also shown no mercy on its regional counterparts in the Zonals.

Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, have had a roller-coaster ride so far winning two and losing two in the final round. Finishing second in Group A with six points from 4 matches, the two-time finalists will look to exploit the only chink in Mizoram�s armour, which has been their inexperience at this level.

H Vanthalthangla coached Mizoram�s best performance is the final round appearance in the 2012 edition of the Santosh Trophy in Cuttack.

�Mizoram have been playing really well. They are very fast and have some fleet-footed players in their ranks. We have to bring all our experience into play against them and capitalise on our chances,� Tamil Nadu coach CM Ranjith said.

�We have to counter them with our game plan. Technically they have the edge. If we can contain them in the first 20 minutes, it will be beneficial to us,� added Ranjith.

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Mizoram play TN, Rlys face Maharashtra

SILIGURI, March 6 (PTI): High flying Mizoram will look to extend their seven-match winning streak when they take on Tamil Nadu and a buoyant Railways face Maharashtra in the two semifinals of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here tomorrow.

Mizoram have been the toast of this year�s nationals, steamrolling opponents more often than not en route the last-four stage. The North Eastern side has not only won all four of their Final Round matches from Group A but has also shown no mercy on its regional counterparts in the Zonals.

Tamil Nadu, on the other hand, have had a roller-coaster ride so far winning two and losing two in the final round. Finishing second in Group A with six points from 4 matches, the two-time finalists will look to exploit the only chink in Mizoram�s armour, which has been their inexperience at this level.

H Vanthalthangla coached Mizoram�s best performance is the final round appearance in the 2012 edition of the Santosh Trophy in Cuttack.

�Mizoram have been playing really well. They are very fast and have some fleet-footed players in their ranks. We have to bring all our experience into play against them and capitalise on our chances,� Tamil Nadu coach CM Ranjith said.

�We have to counter them with our game plan. Technically they have the edge. If we can contain them in the first 20 minutes, it will be beneficial to us,� added Ranjith.

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