SDC Laipham Khunou registered their first win beating TCMDC Thongju by two runs through DLS Method in the 1st MNCA Superplate Tournament 2021-22 played at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium, Luwangsangbam.
In a rain-truncated match, TCMDC Thongju made 125 runs for 10 wickets from 27.5 overs in a limited 40 overs match. In reply, SDC Laipham Khunou made 65 runs for 4 wickets from 17.1 overs.
With the weather condition worsening with rain, the organiser (MNCA) applied the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method (DLS Method), which is a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited-overs match, to determine the winner. This is the first win for the SDC team from five matches.
Earlier in the day, SDC won the toss and opted to field first where TCMDC batsman managed 125 runs for 10 wickets with Th. Nganthoi hitting 22 runs and L.Tondon making 20 runs among the run-getters. SDC bowler L.Bholanath captured 4 wickets for 22 runs from 6 overs while P. Satyajit claimed 3 wickets and K.Monish got 2 wickets.
Chasing the target, SDC middle-order batsman K.Monish top-scored with 23 runs to put up 65 runs for 4 wickets from 17.1 overs until rain interrupted the match. Skipper M.Deveshor remained not out with 10 runs while Kaleb Singh got 7 runs.
TCMDC bowler Suraj Kh claimed 2 wickets while L. Vivekananda and Th. Tuljit fetched a wicket each. SDC bowler Laishram Bholanath Singh bagged the Man of the Match award for his 4 wickets haul.