ByIFP Sports Correspondent
Updated 31 Mar 2022, 6:40 pm
KCC Kongba Bazar kept their hopes alive for a place in semi final qualifier knock out, beating PTCC Patsoi Part III by 23 runs in the 1st MNCA Superplate Tournament 2022 played at Model Higher Secondary School and Oriental College Ground, Imphal West.
Placed in Group A, KCC Kongba are currently in third place after YWC Langthabal and KSDO Kiyamgei, among the eight teams in the league. Same number of teams are also in the fray in Group B with RULE Malom taking the lead while RCA Lilong and MPSC are placed in second and third spot.
Winning the toss, KCC lost two quick wickets but N Dijaraj Singh steadied the innings with 55 runs from 114 balls to put up 146 runs for 5 wickets from 40 overs. L Ozzy remained unbeaten with 25 runs and Y Sheiteendra Singh also remained not out with 15 runs.
PTCC bowler Dominic M was the most successful one claiming 2 wickets for 29 runs while Sohail Akram, Victor Meitei and O Sadananda picked up 1 wicket each.
In reply, PTCC failed to maintain their consistency as they lost both the opener for just 6 runs on board. However, Andyroshan with 15 runs and Y Kaikuyamba with 38 runs tried to salvage the situation but some tight spin bowling from its opponent, restrained the total to 123 runs for 10 wickets from 35.1 overs. Dominic Moirangthem contributed 18 runs.
KCC medium pacer L Ozzy bagged 3 wickets for 15 runs from 7.1 overs and later was adjudged the Man of the Match while K Sanjit also claimed 3 wickets for 15 runs, Y Sheiteendra took 2 wickets and Chumthao DK fetched 1 wicket.
First published:31 Mar 2022, 6:40 pm
MNCA1st MNCA Superplate Tournament 2022
IFP Sports Correspondent
Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur