Shillong, Nov 7: Meghalaya suffered defeat to Uttarakhand by an innings and 353 runs in their U-19 Cooch Behar Trophy match in Mangaldai, Assam, today.

Meghalaya had made 96 in their first innings to which Uttarakhand responded with 556/8 declared. Meghalaya were then on 50/2 at the close of the second day yesterday and were dismissed for 107 in their second innings today.

Overnight batter Avinash Rai added another six runs before falling for 12 and Meghalaya then lost wickets regularly to be left on 71/8 and staring at the possibility of being bowled out for under 100 again when Banialam Mylliemngap and Gavineal Marpna came to the crease and fought a rearguard action.

The ninth wicket pair put on 31 together before Mylliemngap fell for 17. Marpna, meanwhile, ended unbeaten on 13.

Meghalaya’s next match will be against Himachal Pradesh, starting from 12th November.

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