Shillong, Oct 8: Meghalaya lost their match in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy by eight wickets to Goa in Pune today.

In Group C of the one day tournament for U-19 boys, Goa won the toss and chose to field, with Meghalaya posting a total of 180/7 in their 50 overs.

Openers Mrityunjay Bharali (65) and Mrinal Das (53) had a terrific start, putting on 108 for the first wicket, which gave Meghalaya a sure footing.

However, the other batters found it tougher going, with only Shavian Blah (36) getting to double figures. His commendable effort saw Meghalaya get to at least 180 and bat their full complement of overs.

The target proved to be a little on the low side, however, as Goa were able to make 181/2 in 33.2 overs. Bharat Gurung (1/26) and Raghav Magotra (1/44) were the wicket-takers for Meghalaya.

Meghalaya will now have a day’s rest before facing Tripura on Monday. Tripura lost to Rajasthan today and their first match was washed out.

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