PTCC beat TRAU by 4 wickets in 1st MNCA U-14 Boys' Tourney


By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jul 15 : PTCC, Patsoi defeated TRAU, Kwakeithel by 4 wickets today for first win in two Group B matches of the ongoing 1st MNCA U-14 Boys Tournament at PCC Ground, Mayaikoibi today.
TRAU won the toss and elected to bat first. They were however bundled out for a paltry 116 runs in 28.5 overs as PTCC bowlers put in a concerted effort.
The Patsoi side then reached the target within 15.2 overs despite Gurumayum Shivestian Sharma snaring four wickets alone.
TRAU were under pressure from the start and were reduced to 20 for 3 in 5 overs Sayonba N got the breakthrough removing Mutum Swabhiman for a duck before Huningshumbam Luching and Indrakumar Sanjenbam got run out for identical 5 runs each.
Potsangbam Jeet (5) and Preetson Arubam (10) succumbed to Somabanta for the 5th and 6th wickets after Direndrakishor Naorem bowled out Gurumayum Shivestian for a 2-ball duck.
The collapse continued with Zonic Kangujam (1) and Laishram Ganguly (0) being dismissed by Chingakham Nikhil Meitei in the 25th over before Ishorchandra Toitho-ngjam gave a late reprieve with a quickfire 42 off 22 balls courtesy 6 fours and 3 sixes.
But Devas Tongbram of PTCC took honour to remove Ishorchandra and Thokchom Borish (0) to restrict TRAU to 116 all out in 28.5 overs.
Needing just 117 for the win, PTCC also had a bumpy start but held their nerves to post a winning 118 for 8 in 15.2 overs as Ambison Salam (20 not out) and Karnajit Mayanglambam (12 not out) stood firm for the crucial 9th wicket partnership after Dhirendrakishor Naorem (29), Chingakham Nikhil (27) made notable contributions.
Chingakham Nikhil of PTCC who scored 27 runs and picked two wickets was adjudged man of the match.
Tomorrow, AKSDO, Khangabok will play YWC, Langthabal in a Group A league match at PTRC ground Patsoi and YPHU, Lalambung Makhong will play ESU, Wangkhei in a Group B league match at PCC ground, Mayaikoibi.