Shillong, Oct 23: Chengkam Sangma produced an excellent 3/19 with the ball but Meghalaya were still beaten by Kerala by 5 wickets in their last and final Group C match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament in Mohali yesterday.
Kerala were chasing 101 for victory when Chengkam dismissed the first three batters, which included Indian international Sanju Samson for 4.
Indian Premier League star Sachin Baby was out to Dippu Ch Sangma (1/4) while Chirag Khurana took 1/25 but Kerala cruised to victory with 7.4 overs to spare.
Earlier, Meghalaya won the toss and batted first but were restricted to 100/8 in their 20 overs. The top scorer was Lerry Sangma (20), with impact player (substitute) Kishan Lyngdoh contributing 19.
Guest professional Punit Bisht hit 18 and Raj Biswa 15, though none of these batters were able to get a really big score.
Meghalaya thus ended the tournament with two wins – against Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh – and five defeats against some of the top teams in the country.