1st MNCA U-14 Boys TournamentMPA go down by 5 wickets to PTRC


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 14: PTRC Patsoi registered a 5 wickets win against MPA Thounaojam at the second match of Group A of the ongoing 1st MNCA U-14 Boys Tournament.
Winning the toss for the match played at PCC ground Mayaikoibi, PTRC opted to field first.
MPA's Chinglensana and Albish stood ground against PTRC bowlers till the 15th over when Chinglensana was bowled by Bedabiyas. Chinglensana returned to the pit after adding just 2 runs in 51 balls. Albish managed to add 34 runs in 81 balls before getting bowled by Lamnganba while Lucky Elangbam was bowled and caught by Salam Richie. Lucky had added 16 runs off 11 balls in the tally.
Thounaojam Suhan and Moramba Chingtham addde 18 runs each, Rojit and Kantajit (not-out) added 1 run each while Thounaojam Ruman suffered a 'golden duck'.
PTRC bowlers managed to keep the MPA batsmen in check as they managed to restrict MPA to just 152 runs in 30 overs with a fall of 7 wickets.  Laitonjam James picked up 2 wickets in 6 overs and gave away 27 runs while Lamnganba gave away just 12 runs in 3 overs and took 2 wickets. Bedabiyas and Salam Richie managed to pick 1 wicket each.
Chasing a target of 153, PTRC's Salam Richie and Robinson Sougaijam struck up a good partnership before Robinson was caught by Chinglensana on Moramba's ball after adding 18 runs. Richie soon followed suit as he was bowled by Suraj Mutum. Richie returned to the pit after adding 45 runs in 36 balls.
Ngambarel (4 runs off 5 balls), Stoneson (19 runs off 17 balls), Jackson (14 not out off 22 balls), Benson (3 runs off 13 balls) and Abungo (6 runs not out off 1 ball) aided by 44 extras managed to reach the target in just 20.5 overs with 5 wickets still remaining.
MPA's Suraj and Moramba took 2 wickets each while Suhan took 1 wicket.
PTRC's Salam Richie was adjudged the man of the match for his 45 runs off 36 balls and 1 wicket in 6 overs.
TRAU Kwakeithel will face PTCC Patsoi in tomorrow's Group B match.