MNCA Elite Tournament : Bidash, Jotin inspire PTRC emphatic 218-run victory


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By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Mar 17 : Chingakham Bidash and Jotin Pheiroijam let their bats do their talking before Jotin struck three to steer PTRC, Patsoi Part IV to a commanding 218-run victory over Al-Ameen, Lilong at Lairenjam Public Ground today in the ongoing 8th MNCA W Prahlada and W Ramananda Elite Tournament.
After opting to bat first, PTRC raised a massive total of 239 for 9 wickets despite Al-Ameen bowlers impressive performances as Chingakham Bidash scored a 92-ball 104 and Jotin Pheiroijam added a sensible 93-ball 91. Jotin Pheiroijam , Tamarland and Khaidem Joyraj then bowled out Al-Ameen     for 75 runs within 21.4 overs.
Jotin and Bidash produced a clinical 133-run partnership  in 18 overs in this innings to take PTRC from 72/3 to 205. Bishworjit Konthoujam Bidash was unbeaten on 25 off 17 deliveries as PTRC finished the innings with 293/9. Md Sagir Ahamed (3/57) and Md Karim (3/58) and Khulakpam Hanif (2/48) were among the wicket takers for Al-Ameen.
In reply, Al-Ameen faced early jitters with medium pacer Jotin Pheiroijam removing three top order batters including Md Raeesh Khan 11 and Md Safwan Khan 0 in the 3rd and the fourth delivery of the 6th over to reduce them to 15/4.
The slumped continued with Tamarland Pheirijam joining the party and claimed three wickets in quick succession to leave Al-Ameen teetering at 67/7 in 18.5 overs before Khaidem Joyraj Joyraj took the honour to remove the last to batters and sealed the huge 218-run victory and third win in four matches for PTRC.
Jotin Pheiroijam was eventually adjudged man of the match.
CRAU crush SCCC by 188 runs
Elsewhere at Khangabok Cherapur Public Ground, Jotin Lamabam hit a 70-ball 94 and Bm Sabakhan picked five-four  (5/19) to guide CRAU, Khamnam Bazar to a comfortable 188-run victory over SCCC, Singjamei Thongam Leikai.
Opting to bat first, CRAU raised a competitive total of 244 runs for 9 wickets courtesy of Lamabam Jotin, Dennis Khangenbam (37) and Ph Jodash (28) and bowled out SCCC for 56 runs within just 15.4 overs with Bm Sabakhan, Takhellambam Kala (2/27) and Lamabam Ajay (2/6) doing the demolition job with their fierceful bowling performances.
For SCCC, Ronson 20 and Sandeep Chakraborty 18 were the only double digit run getters as 8 batters fell cheaply with little or no run.
Bm Sabakhan was adjudged man of the match.
REYS thrash PTCC by 8 wickets
Sougrakpam Shangkar starred with both the bat and ball to earn REYS, Khwai Nagamapal Lamabam Leikai a comfortable 8-wicket win over PTCC, Patsoi Part III at Luwangpokpa Cricket Stadium today.
Kiran Laishram (3/8 in 9 overs), Shangkar (3/10 in 4.5 overs) and Sapam Bikash (2/8) skittled out PTCC for 100 runs in 39.5 overs before Shangkar smacked 6 fours and 3 sixes on the way to his 45-ball 55 to help REYS cruise to winning 101 with 8 wickets left to spare.
Shangkar was declared man of the match for his all-round performance.