YUCC Kwakeithel Moirangpurel picked up a staggering 281 runs win against PSC Khuyathong in the 2nd MNCA Superplate Tournament 2022-23 played at Kongba Khunou Dhobi Lampak, Imphal East.
YUCC batting highlight of the day was taken by N.Sanjit who smashed 152 runs from 58 balls while N.Thoiba cracked 51 runs and W.Lenin got 49 runs to put up a huge total of 366 runs for 8 wickets from 40 overs.
PSC bowler M Thomson bagged 4 wickets for 79 runs from 8 overs among the top wicket taker.
Chasing the target, PSC were dismissed for 85 runs for 10 wickets from 20.2 overs. L.Martin scored 21 runs. YUCC bowler Kadamjit took 3 wickets while Devraj, Punshiba Mangang, Shyam got 2 wickets each and N.Sanjit fetched 1 wicket. N.Sanjit was declared Man of the Match for his 152 runs and 1 wicket haul.
Cylone Thangmeiband, PTRC Patsoi win in MNCA Elite Tournament
Cyclone Thangmeiband blasted Reys Khwai Nagamapal Lamabam Leikai by 102 runs in the 7th MNCA W.Prahalada & W.Ramananda Elite Tournament 2022-23 played at Public Ground Khangabok-3, Cherapur Thoubal.
Making a slow start with the fall of four wickets just for 31 runs, Cyclone Thangmeiband generated the run rate when Kishan Longjam took crease with 66 runs from 71 balls and later Bikash Singh joined force making 22 runs while K.Homendro hits 36 runs from 28 balls, to post 173 runs for 9 wickets from 35 overs.
Reys bowler Md.Basir Rahaman was the most economical wicket taker claiming 3 for 16 runs from 7 overs while Romario also claimed 3 wicket and S.Shankar took 2 wickets.
In reply, Reys batman struggle against the bowlers and bowed out with 71 runs for 10 wickets from 20.1 overs. Kiran Laishram top scored with 14 runs. Cyclone bowler L.Santosh Meitei claimed 3 wickets for 18 runs from 7 overs and was later awarded the Man of the Match while Bikash, Ronald and Aditya Das took 2 wickets each.
In another match played at Model & Oriental Ground, PTRC Patsoi Part IV came up with 114 runs win against MPSC Manipur Central Jail.
PTRC rode on Ph.Jotin Singh who struck 81 runs from 49 balls while Ng.Johnson made 53 runs to post 236 runs for 8 wickets from 40 overs. MPSC bowlers S.Shankar bagged 4 wickets for 40 runs while Bijoykumar and Gelson Singh got 1 wickets each.
MPSC top order batsman crumbles under pressure but middle order T.Jeem Singh stood his ground with an unbeaten 34 runs but ran out of partner to succumbed with 122 runs for 10 wickets from 35.2 overs.
PTRC bowler RK.Rex claimed 4 wickets for 6 runs from 5.2 overs while Deepak, Rohit Sharma and Joyraj Meitei took 2 wickets each. PTRC batsman Ph.Jotin Singh was adjudged Man of the Match for his 81 runs knock from 49 balls.
Governors' Cup Polo: X-Polo Club, Wangkhei, IRC Lamphel lifts Champion titles
Defending champion X-Polo Club, Wangkhei retained the title beating Manipur Police Sports Club(B) by 9-4 goals to lift the 30th Governors' Cup Men's Polo Tournament 2023 played at Mapal Kangjeibung.
As for the 19th Governor's Cup Women Polo Tournament, Imphal Riding Club, Lamphel bagged the Champion title while Chingkheihunba Polo Club fetched the Runners Up title.
The Men's winner collected Rs 75,000 with Trophy and the Runners Up bagged Rs 50,000 while Women's winner was awarded Rs 50,000 with Trophy and Runners Up with Rs 40,000.
Manipur Governor Sushri Anusuiya Uikey makes her first appearance in the sports event after taking office and assured to raise the prize money of the Polo tournament to Rs 1.5 lakh for the winner from next season.
The men's final match witnessed great competition in the first chuker with X-Polo Club taking the lead but MPSC(B) made a strong comeback to draw parity by 3-3 goals.
However, the defending champion X-Polo Club demonstrated their riding skill and striking prowess to numb the Policemen, scoring three more goals in the second and third chukker.
Fighting against the odds, MPSC(B) rider T.Pradeepkumar, who earlier struck two goals, came good in the fourth chukker, fetching the fourth goal.
MPSC's other goal was made by O.Suresh Singh. As for X-Polo Club, team captain P.Ojit scored six goals while L.Atangba fetched two goals and Th.Jacob made one goal.
In the Women's final, IRC Lamphel thrashed Chingkheihunba Polo Club, Kongpal by 10-2 goals with 2-1 goals in first chukker, 4-2 in second, 7-2 and 10-2 goals in fourth chukker. For IRC, Kh.Habe scored six goals while Kh.Deventy fetched four goals. The two goals for Chingkheihunba were scored by I Sangeeta and Kh.Chaoba.
Education, Law & Legislative Affairs minister Th.Basantakumar Singh also graced the closing function and presented the prize along with the Governor.