8th MNCA W Prahlada and W Ramananda Elite TournamentCYCLONE thrash RULE by 62 runs for fourth straight victory


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 16 : CYCLONE, Thangmeiband produced a dominating performance to thrash RULE, Meitram by 62 runs for the fourth win on the trot in the 8th MNCA W Prahlada and W Ramananda Elite Tournament at Lairenjam Public Ground.
RULE chose to field first and saw CYCLONE gather 241 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 45 overs despite bowlers  proving effective. They however got bundled out for 179 runs in 40.5 overs of the chase as CYCLONE bowlers were more clinical in their approaches.
Md Al Bashid 59 (off 67 balls; 7 fours and 1 six), Aditya Prasad 44 (off 68 balls; 5 fours and 1 six), Maisnam Raju 41 (off 17 balls; 5 fours and 3 sixes) and Loktongbam Santosh 36 (off 36 balls; 6 fours) contributed well to lift CYCLONE to 241 in their innings which saw Rojit Angomcha (4/28), Nongthombam Sarojkumar (3/33) and Thokchom Kishan (2/49) of RULE sharing 9 wickets.
In reply, RULE batting department faltered and eventually succumbed to 179 all out as Abdul Kasim (3/23), Bikash Singh (3/30), Nongthombam Denin (2/19) and Loktongbam Santosh (1/31) troubled their chase.
Bikas Singh was adjudged man of the match.
Swabhiman bowls TRAU to 69 run victory
Elsewhere at Khangabok Cherapur Public Ground, TRAU registered a 66-run victory over Model Club, Chingamakha courtesy of Mutum Swabhiman's five-for.
Put in to bat first, TRAU raised a competitive total of 259 runs for 8 wickets on the back of half centuries from Pukhrambam Prafullomani (55 off 50 balls; 7 fours and 2 sixes) and Priyojit Kangabam (53 off 50 balls; 5 fours and 2 sixes) and significant contributions from Y Karnajit (39), N Bishworjit (35) and Anand Naorem (32 not out). The innings saw Robertson Laishram grab two wickets and four others pick a wicket apiece.
In reply, Model Club had a promising start with Thoudam Deepak 35 and Robertson Laishram 52 forging 85 runs for the first wicket before Langlonyamba 44 and Bijenkumar Nongmaithem forged another significant 64 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. TRAU's Swabhiman (5/51), Ananda Naorem (3/48) and Priyojit Kangabam (2/22) however gained ground gradually and bowled them out for 193 runs within 37.1 overs.
Swabhiman was declared man of the match.
Md Sultan Karim stars in CHAMP's 52 run victory
Md Sultan Karim scored a half century and picked a wicket to help CHAMP, Khagempalli seal a 52-run victory over ESU, Wangkhei Palace Compound today at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium.
CHAMP erected a lowly total of 187/9 in the allotted 45 overs courtesy of Md Sultan Karim 60 and Leikhram Johny 52 in their innings which saw Chitaranjan Sharma, L Dipu, Sanatomba and Chongtham Mehul Shreth pick two wickets apiece.
Chasing 188 for the victory, ESU had a stuttering start and slumped to 135 all out in 40.2 overs as Ravi (4/34) and Md Ahsanul Kabir (2/18) gave them a torrid time.
 Ravi inflicted early damage and reduced ESU to 37/3 sweeping the top order batters before getting rid of Chitaranjan Sharma on 4 to finish with a four wicket haul. M Thomas, Md Sultan Karim and Th Nicholson also chipped in with a wicket apiece to quicken the ESU collapse.
Sultan Karim was eventually adjudged man of the match.