Force Kshetrigao showed their strength beating Napsa Kha Imphal by 1 wicket in the 3rd MNCA Superplate Tournament 2023-24 played at Model Higher Secondary School & Oriental College Ground.
Force bowler Md Islauddin wreaked havoc in Napsa innings, rattling the stumps of five batsmen for economical rates of 5 runs from 5 overs, including two maiden overs, which fetched him the Man of the Match award.
Napsa Kha Imphal batsmen failed to tick in their innings as they managed 79 runs for 10 wickets from 20.5 overs with S. Albert top scoring with 15 runs.
Apart from Islauddin, Force bowler Md. Kabir Ahmed, Tasib bagged 2 wickets each.
In reply, Force Kshetrigao surpassed the target in 24 overs for the loss of 9 wickets with openers Afzal contributing 18 runs while Md Nawaz Sharif made 16 runs for the win. Napsa bowler N Recher, H Boney, S Albert took 2 wickets each.
The other match between KASC Khomidok and KSDO Kiyamgei was abandoned due to wet outfield and both teams shared a point each.
Plate Cricket: Oscar Paona Bazar pulled off a thrilling 2 runs win over IBSA Yumnam Leikai in the 8th MNCA Plate Tournament 2023-24 played at Moijing Public Ground, Thoubal.
Oscar made 117 runs for 5 wickets from 20 overs with Bijendro top scoring with 30 runs from 36 balls. IBSA bowler Karan took 2 wickets.
Chasing the target, IBSA missed the target just by two runs despite opener Nelson hurricane effort of 51 runs from 49 balls, managing 115 runs for 10 wickets from 19.3 overs.
Oscar bowler Samson claimed 4 wickets while Pawankumar took 3 wickets and Bijendro got 2 wickets, for which he claimed the Man of the Match for his 30 runs.