TCMDC Thongju registered their second win beating RCA Lilong by 5 wickets in the 3rd MNCA Luwangpokpa T-20 Trophy 2021, played at Luwangpokpa Cricket Ground, Imphal East.
RCA team after winning the toss, decided to bat first which turned disastrous as they could manage just 67 runs for 10 wickets from 16.4 overs. Wicketkeeper Alfash made a brief stance making 23 runs from 40 runs while the rest of the other batsmen could not negotiate Thongju bowlers.
Kalyan was the most successful bowler claiming 4 wickets for 6 runs from 2 overs while Babulu, Nganthoi picked up 2 wickets each for TCMDC.
TCMDC had a hasty chase, losing four wickets cheaply but skipper Nganthoi came to the rescue, hitting an unbeaten 26 runs from 29 balls while Suraj got 15 runs, to reach the target in 17.2 overs losing 5 wickets. RCA bowler Aziz Mirza hard earned 3 wickets goes in vain as his team are winless from two outings. TCMDC bowler Kalyan was later adjudged the Man of the Match for his 4 wicket haul.
In another match, Cyclone Thangmeiband posted 8 wickets victory against KASC Khomidok. This is the second straight win for the Cyclone team while KASC had lost both their games.
KASC team had a poor start in their inning as they could manage a paltry 33 runs for 10 wickets from 13.2 overs. Middle order batsman Md Babu was the lone player who reached double digits of 12 runs. Cyclone bowler Homendro claimed 3 wickets while Kishan, Bikash fetched 2 wickets each.
Cyclone reached the target in 7.4 overs at the expense of 2 wickets with Kishan remaining unbeaten with 14 runs along with Manglemba who hit 3 runs for the victory. KASC bowler Arif, Md.Babu took 1 wicket each. Cyclone bowler Homendro was declared the Man of the Match for his 3 wickets.