Meghalaya beat Manipur by nine wickets at the JU Second Campus, Salt Lake, Kolkata on Friday.
Meghalaya beat Manipur by nine wickets at the JU Second Campus, Salt Lake, Kolkata on Friday.

Meghalaya eclipsed Uttarakhand for the time being to the top of the Plate group with 25 points from five games, claiming their fourth win on day three of round four of 2018-19 Ranji Trophy season.

Meghalaya beat Manipur by nine wickets at the JU Second Campus, Salt Lake, Kolkata on Friday. Chasing a paltry 58 runs to win. Meghalaya however would rue the fact that they missed out on the bonus point.

After leaving Manipur reeling at 125/8 at stumps on day two, Meghalaya claimed the last two wickets with the addition of 47 runs. Manipur skipper Yashpal Singh remained unbeaten on 103 as Abhay Negi dismissed Thokchom Singh for 9. Manipur’s last wicket, Bishworjit Konthoujam, fell to a run out from Punit Bisht for 6. Manipur folded 172 in the second innings.

For Meghalaya, Gurinder Singh finished with 5/46 while Abhay Negi claimed 3/34.

In reply, Raj Raju Biswa made an unbeaten 44 after losing opener Tarique Siddique for 4 to Thokchom. Skipper Jason Lamare made an unbeaten 6, as Meghalaya overhauled the target in 11.1 overs and nine wickets in hand.

Brief Scores: Meghalaya 58/1 (Raj Raju Biswa 44*; Thokchom Singh 1/19) & 326 beat Manipur 172 (Yashpal Singh 103*; Gurinder Singh 5/46) & 211 by nine wickets.