Shillong: The United XI team defeated the Royal CC team by 73 runs in the final match of the Super Division Shillong Cricket League of the Shillong Cricket Association held today in the Cricket Ground of J.N Stadium, Polo.
United XI has won the Championship for the second time, the first being in 2017.Turning to the match, the toss was won by United XI and chose to bat first in which it made 193 runs for a loss of 5 wickets in 40 overs.
The batsman scoring the most runs for United XI is Rohit Shah who made 72 runs from 93 balls followed by 34 runs from 38 balls Yogesh Tiwari.
From amongst the bowlers of Royal CC, Bipay Ray claimed 1 wicket in 8 overs and gave away only 40 runs while Aaron Nongrum claimed 1 wicket in 7 overs and gave away only 41 runs.
In the second innings, Royal CC could make only 120 runs with all out in just 31.2 overs.
The fall of Royal CC batsmen came after Abir Chakraborty and Bijon Dey claimed 4 wickets each.
Abir Chakraborty claimed 4 wickets in 7 overs and gave away only 18 runs while Bijon Dey claimed 4 wickets in 6.2 overs and gave away only 33 runs.
The batsmen of Royal CC who made the most runs are Nishanta Chakraborty with 31 runs from 60 balls followed by Abhishek Kumar with 25 runs from 18 balls.
A closer analysis of the match revealed the secret to the victory of United XI, which is the addition in the team of veteran players alongside young players compared to the team of Royal CC in which most team members were young players who have just started to make a mark and who still have to prepare more in order to make a name for themselves or shine in the coming years.
At the end of the match, the Man of the Match title was awarded to Rohit Shah of United XI for the 72 runs he made while the Man of the Series was awarded to Jason Lamare of United XI.
The Chief Guest who came and witnessed the final match was Paul Lyngdoh, MDC, Jaiaw constituency who is at the same time also an EM in the KHADC with Gideon L.Kharkongor, General Secretary of the Meghalaya Cricket Association as the Guest of Honour as well as members and office bearers of the SCA and the MCA.