By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 26 : CHAMP, Khagempalli and Model Club, Chingamakha secured their first wins by defeating their respective rivals today in the 5th T Subol Memorial Veteran T20 Cricket Tournament organised by Manipur Veteran Cricket Association.
In the Group A League match staged at Langthabal Public Ground, CHAMP beat YUCC by 10 runs.
CHAMP, having won the toss, opted to bat first and posted a total of 145 for 1 in 20 overs.
Tejbanta was in brilliant form as he smashed an unbeaten 64 runs in 59 balls for CHAMP. Tarun was on 30 not out with Tejbanta after Rajeev had to depart on 38 to Bishwarjit of YUCC.
In the chase, YUCC were restricted to 135 for 6 in 20 overs as CHAMP bowlers maintained a good economy.
Somorjit who scored an unbeaten 30 was the highest run getter for YUCC in this innings which saw Narjit and Tarun scalpe two wickets each. Bullu and Homeshwor on the other hand picked up a wicket apiece to add pressure on YUCC.
Tejbanta who struck the highest 64 runs was adjudged man of the match.
Elsewhere at Oriental College and Model Hr Secondary School Ground, Model Club earned a 4 wicket win over YPHU, Lalambung in a Group B league encounter.
Electing to bat first YPHU gathered a total of 127 runs for 6 in 20 wickets but Model Club eclipsed their total (128) in a last ball thriller with four wickets left in the hand.
Hemanta emerged YPHU's best run getter with 76 runs in his name off 56 balls before Mujibur Rahaman of Model Club topscored with 64-ball 54 to set up his team a 4 wicket win.
Iqbal, Chaoba and Saratchandra of Model chipped in with a wicket apiece in YPHU's innings before Boicha and Ibungobi of YPHU snatched two wicket each in a losing cause.
Mujibur Rahaman was eventually named man of the match.
OSCAR vs YWC-L at Langthabal Public Ground
LCCC vs CHAMP at Oriental College and Model Hr Secondary School Ground