Shillong, Mar 14: The opening match of the Meghalaya Cricket Association’s U-15 Inter District Cricket Tournament 2023 ended in a sensational tie between Ri-Bhoi and Shillong Cricket Association-A at Umbuda, Ri-Bhoi, today.
On the first day yesterday, Ri-Bhoi were dismissed for 107 in their first innings to which SCA-A responded with 66. Ri-Bhoi then made 135 all out, leaving SCA-A a target of 177 to win today.
They got off to a good start with a 49-run first wicket partnership between Samelawan S Nongkseh (13) and Rudra S Rathor. With the dismissal of the former, Rathor carried on with Krishiv Chaudhary in a partnership of 58 for the second wicket.
However, Rathor was out for a well-made 47. Chaudhary carried on but lost his partners at regular intervals and he was stranded on 78 not out as his team were all out for 176 in 48.3 overs, tying them with Ri-Bhoi.
Sanjay Sawkuta produced a brilliant spell of bowling to take 6/25, while Gaurav Narleng claimed 2/14.
Sawkuta had also made a half-century in Ri-Bhoi’s second innings, making him an all-round performer and was named Player of the Match.
(Meghalaya Cricket Association photo)