1st MNCA Superplate Tournament: RULE Malom claim champion title
RULE Malom beat MPSC by 5 wickets in the 1st MNCA Superplate Tournament 2021-22.
ByIFP Sports Correspondent
Updated 5 Jul 2022, 5:53 pm
RULE Malom lifted the Champion title, beating MPSC by 5 wickets in the 1st MNCA Superplate Tournament 2021-22 played at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Luwangsangbam on Tuesday.
The Superplate final match had been postponed on numerous occasions due to bad weather conditions and rain hampering the playing field but it finally saw the day on Tuesday.
Sent into bat first, MPSC Manipur Central Jail batsman made a slow start with opener Gelson Singh Thoudam making 13 runs from 35 balls while middle order batsman L Kipanjan Singh got 22 runs.
Though the middle order batsman did not fare well, tailenders batsman S Kingson contributed 21 runs from 23 balls while Indraban S Koijam with 17 runs and M Bijoykumar with 16 runs remained not out, to put up 122 runs for 8 wickets from 35 overs. RULE bowlers S Ananda, N Denin picked up two wickets each while Kishan, Karim, Sarojkumar and Jay Singh took 1 wickets each.
Chasing the target, top order batsman Ch Ishworjit cracked a masterly knock of 71 runs from 75 balls while S Somokanta chipped in with 21 runs to reach the target in 28.4 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Jay Singh made 14 runs.
MPSC bowler M Bijoykumar, K Kenedy, S Shankar and P Bonem fetched a wicket each. Later RULE batsman Ch Ishworjit Singh was declared the Man of the Match for his 71 runs knock. RULE Malom got richer by Rs 1,20,000 with Trophy while MPSC bagged Rs 70,000 with Runners Up trophy.
The Man of the Series was taken by Jay Singh Hourakcham of RULE for his 297 runs and 25 wickets haul from 9 innings, carrying a cash award of Rs 10,000 while Hamza Rehan Sayeed of KSDO was declared the Highest Run scorer with 350 runs from 7 innings with Rs 5,000 cash award, Jay Singh Hourakcham of RULE Malom with Highest Wicket Taker with 25 wickets with Rs 5,000 award and Ch Ishworjit of RULE Malom with Man of the final Match with Rs 3,000. Officiating Umpires, Match Referees, Physio and Scorer was also honoured on the final occasion.
First published:5 Jul 2022, 5:53 pm
IFP Sports Correspondent
Sports Bureau, Imphal, Manipur