By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Nov 12 : KCDO-Kongpal overwhelmed YWC-Patsoi by 101 runs in a clash of bowlers in the ongoing 8th MNCA Plate Tournament at Lairenjam Public Ground today.
KCDO won the toss and opted to bat first but were bundled out for a competitive total of 238 runs in 40 overs as YWC-P shone late. KCDO bowlers however proved more efficient and skittled YWC-P out for 137 runs in 31.1 overs to earn a massive victory.
Umar led the KCDO batting with a 49-ball 52 as Natajit scored an unbeaten 45 off 41 deliveries. Devendro (26), Rosebell (22), Abdul (21), Bikram (19) and Prakash (16) also made significant contributions in KCDO's innings which saw Sunanta (3/55) and Johnson (3/30) of YWC-P sharing six wickets.
Mangalsana (2/50) and Yaiphaba (2/28) were also able to pick two wickets apiece.
In the chase, YWC-P had a tough start and saw their wickets tumbling in regular interval before going down in 31.1 overs with 137 runs on the scoreboard as Devendro (3/26) and Abdul Kayon (3/35) and Ziaur (2/33) kept things tight.
Jagat was the highest scorer for YWC-P with 26 runs followed by Johnson (22), Thoungamba (21) and Shital (18).
Devendro of the Kongpal team was adjudged man of the match.
Elsewhere at Moijing Public Ground, PSC-Thangmeiband Polem Leikai posted a meagre target of 108 runs but the target proved too big for SSU as they collapsed at 83 all out within 22.2 overs.
Put in to bat first, PSC had a sloppy start and were bowled out for 108 runs in 23 overs despite Thokchom Lelel (23), Chandreshwar (19), Kenny Singh (15) and Homenjit (13) trying their best.
Doughlas was the pick of the SSU bowlers as he returned with best figures of 4/28 in 8 overs followed by Saikhomba (3/18) and Bolanath (2/38).
SSU innings however turned more disastrous as none of the top batters managed double digit scores as Kenny (4/36 in 8 overs), Gautam (2/29), Prasantajit (2/13) and Martin (1/6 in 3 overs) were equal to their task.
Rupachandra scored the match's highest 38 off 25 balls but in a lost cause.
Kenny of PSC was adjudged man of the match.