By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 5 : IBSA-Yumnam Leikai scripted a comfortable 5 wicket victory over OSCAR-Paona Bazar for the second straight victory in 7th MNCA Plate Tournament Group B competition at Model Hr Secondary School and Oriental College Ground today.
Having beaten SDC-Laipham Khunou in the previous match, IBSA bowled out OSCAR for 117 runs in 23.4 overs and chased down the target in 24.5 overs thanks to a sublime all round performance from Rajababu.
Opting to bat first, OSCAR were slow off the block and lost the openers within 4.3 overs with 22 runs on the scoreboard before Rajababu dispatched five batters successively in regular intervals to reduce OSCAR to 73 for 7 in 18.5 overs.
Heromen Ninthoujam then swept the tailenders and highest run getter for OSCAR- Nongmaithem Bijendro (29) and wrapped up the innings at 117 runs in 23.4 overs.
Rajababu returned with the best bowling figures of 5/37 in 8 overs while Heromen finished with 3/8 in 2.4 overs as Pravesh and Karan Prajapati picked up a wicket each.
In the chase, IBSA were reduced to 11 for 2 in 3.4 overs but Rajababu (54*) came out with an impressive batting display to steer out his team from the precarious position and completed the chase with an unbeaten stand with Pravesh (22*).
Boocker Kangjam and Ringku Kangujam claimed two wickets each in this innings. Rajababu deservedly walked away with the man of the match trophy.
RRCC-Churachandpur will play SHADOW-Thangmeiband in a Group A match tomorrow.