Shillong, Apr 5: West Khasi Hills District Cricket Association were victorious in the final of the Meghalaya Cricket Association’s Inter District U-19 Girls Cricket Tournament 2021, winning the title match by 28 runs in Nongstoin today.
WKH were able to get the better of Tura District Cricket Association, despite a fine 86 by player-of-the-tournament Sanchisa M Sangma.
Batting first after winning the toss, WKH were led by a 51 from Dubleen D Nengnong to post 136/3 in 20 overs. Two of the three wickets to fall were taken by Sanchisa Sangma (2/28), with the other taken by Awesa G Momin (1/22).
In reply, Sanchisa was responsible for nearly 80 percent of Tura’s runs as the eventual runners-up managed 108/2. Her innings of 86 is the third time in consecutive matches that Sanchisa has hit a fifty or more. WKH’s bowlers were very economical and were thus able to keep Tura to below the required run rate.
Among the other individual award winners were WKH’s Nengnong (player-of-the-match), WKH’s Emisakani Warjri (Highest Wicket-Taker with nine), East Khasi Hill’s Monica Lyngdoh (Best Wicketkeeper) and WKH’s Fenny Nongrum (Most Promising Player). Besides the player-of-the-tournament gong, Sanchisa was also the Highest Run Scorer for her total of 256. She also took four wickets as a bowler.
The chief guest at the final was Nongstoin MLA Macmillan Byrsat. Other dignitaries who were present included MCA Vice-President Dipul Ryntathiang, MCA Honorary Secretary Gideon Kharkongor, MCA Joint Secretary Chiang D Shira and MCA Treasurer Drubajyoti Thakuria.
(Meghalaya Cricket Association photos)