2nd MNCA U-19 Men's TournamentHanjabam Donba bowls ESU to 40 run victory


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 11 : Hanjabam Donba Sharma claimed six wickets to lead ESU-Wangkhei to a 40 run victory against Blue Hawk-Khurai in a Group C match of the ongoing 2nd MNCA U-19 Men's Tournament at Moijing Public Ground.
ESU opted to bat first but were bundled out for 115 runs in 21.2 overs. But Donba Sharma (6/24) and Hanjabam Naoba (3/16) produced exemplary performances to help ESU dismiss Blue Hawk within 24.1 overs for 75 runs and seal the first win.
Earlier in the ESU innings, H Naoba 25, H Donba 18, Soibam Venus 15 and Thokchom Simesh 13 were the main run getters before Moirangthem Romesh (4/17) and Ziad Khan (3/15) cut short the innings.
For Blue Hawk, A Dhitaraj 13, Kh Nongdambam 10 and Y Vicky 10 were the double digit run getters as other batters fell cheaply including two on ducks.
The day also saw CRAU-Khamnam Bazar thump SCCC-Singjamei by 51 runs courtesy Bonny Thokchom (5/10) and Heishnam Joyhenba for their first Group A win at Model Hr Sec and Oriental College Ground.
CRAU were bowled out for 123 runs in 20.4 overs despite Ph Jodash's 30-ball 54 as Basant (3/50), Jimmy Oinam (2/29) led the SCCC bowling attack.
SCCC however faltered in the chase and ended up gathering 72 runs all out in 23.1 overs as Bonny and Joyhenba were too good with the bowling.
At Lairenjam Public Ground, TCMDC-Thongju sealed an easy 8-wicket win over KASC-Khomidok who were dismissed 74 runs.
Albert Sorokhaibam (3/10), Ringku Kangujam (3/23) and Vishonath Laishram (2/17) set up the KASC collapse for TCMDC. Pukhrambam Rohit's 23 not out, Waikhom Mathoi's 21 and 29 extras was more than enough for TCMDC to seal the victory (77 runs) in 12 overs.
Elsewhere in a Group D match staged at Khangabok Cherapur Public Ground, PTRC cruised to an 82 run victory over TRAU-Kwakeithel.
Robinson 48, Chingakham Nikhil 30, Champion 20 and 30 extras helped TRAU post a total of 175 runs for all wickets down in 29.4 overs. Gung Gung (5/13) and Ph Tamarland (3/25) shared 8 wickets for PTRC to bowl out TRAU for just 93 runs.