Meghalaya: East Khasi Hills crashes to an innings defeat in Inter-District U-23 Cricket Tournament



Shillong Cricket Association-B, defeated East Khasi Hills by an innings and 217 runs, in the Meghalaya Cricket Association's Inter-District U-23 Men's Cricket Tournament held in Nongpoh, on February 20.

The matches were played for two days, with each side given two innings to bat.

There were four groups divided between two zones, with Nongpoh hosting Zone 1 and Mendipathar Zone 2.

SCA-B of Zone 1, completely dominated proceedings, declaring their first innings on 385/4 with Joydeepan Deb smashing 187 off 105 balls, while Mrinal Das (80) and Biprodeep Dasgupta (79) provided some welcome runs as well.

East Khasi Hills were bundled out for 75 in 28.2 overs, with only Winningstar Khongjoh (14) and Muksodul (12) providing a little resistance.

Aryan Bora scalped six wickets for just 11 runs, while Aaron Nongrum took 2/10.

Leading by 310 runs, SCA-B pressed and dismissed EKH for 93 in the third innings of the match.

This time the EKH batted for 49.3 overs and Marremdor Kharsati scored a half-century of 57.

Bora claimed 4/31 to finish with excellent match figures of 10/42, while Nongrum bagged 4/3 as SCA-B won by an innings and 217 runs.

Meanwhile, in Zone 2, North Garo Hills defeated South West Khasi Hills by an innings and 169 runs in the match that ended on February 18.

Man-of-the-match Success Marak scored 118 for North Garo Hills on the way to a convincing victory.

(Edited by Gabriel G Momin)