Manipur suffer 198 run loss to Kerala in Women's U-15 One Day Trophy

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Dec 26 : Manipur kicked off their campaign in the Women's U-15 One Day Trophy with a 198-run loss to Kerala today at RCA Academy ground, Jaipur.
Kerala racked up 240 runs for 4 in 35 overs after choosing to bat first and bowled out Manipur for 42 within 18.4 overs.The opening pair of Sreya P Siju (53 off 81) and Urvasi (59 off 46) scored half centuries for Kerala as Ashima Antony remained unbeaten on 47. Manipur's Alina claimed two wickets in this innings and Sofia Saikhom picked up one.
In reply, Manipur batters were devastated by Anushka CV (3/14 in 4.4 overs) and Theertha Suresh (3/7 in 4 overs) with their fierce bowling performances. Kh Alina with 9 runs was the highest run getter as none of the State batters could reach the double digit mark and five went out on ducks.
Manipur will play Madhya Pradesh in the next match on December 28.