Shillong, Oct 8: Meghalaya lost their final plate group match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy by 74 runs to Puducherry in Anand, Gujarat, today.

Puducherry won the toss and chose to bat first, a decision that paid off nicely as they racked up a total of 324/5 in their 50 overs, with an unbeaten 136 runs made by PK Dogra.

Three Meghalaya bowlers had economy rates of over seven runs per over as Puducherry’s batsmen had a fine time of it in their innings.

Mark Ingty bagged 2/75, while Dipu Sangma (1/21), Gurinder Singh (1/50) and Raj Biswa (1/58) taking the other wickets.

In the chase Meghalaya’s first three batsmen all got into double figures but couldn’t progress much further.

Yogesh Nagar and Gurinder then combined to put on a 133-run partnership, with Nagar ending the innings unbeaten on 109. Gurinder was dismissed for 72.

Meghalaya ended on 250/5 in their 50 overs. The team will now return to Meghalaya after four wins and four defeats.

You can find the full scorecard from today’s match on the BCCI website.

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