In a resounding victory, Manipur emerged triumphant over Meghalaya in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy (Plate Group) final held at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur on Friday.
Dominant Performance: Manipur Secures Win by an Innings and 35 Runs
Manipur showcased exceptional cricketing prowess, defeating Meghalaya by an innings and 35 runs in the final match. The three-day event saw Manipur dominating both with the bat and ball.
The match kicked off with Meghalaya winning the toss and opting to bat in the challenging encounter. However, their first innings proved challenging as they were bowled out for a mere 111 runs.
Manipur, in response, delivered a stellar performance with the bat, amassing a total of 293 runs in their first innings. This commanding display set the tone for Manipur’s dominance in the match.
In the second innings, Meghalaya faced another setback, managing only 147 runs before succumbing to Manipur’s bowling prowess. This performance secured Manipur’s comprehensive victory in the final.
CM N Biren Singh Congratulates the Team
Expressing his delight, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh congratulated the victorious team, stating, “Our players continue to script history and instil immense pride in our hearts.” He highlighted Manipur’s triumph in the BCCI Men’s Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy 2023-24 (Plate Group) as a historic achievement.
Historic Triumph in BCCI Men’s Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy
CM N Biren Singh acknowledged Manipur’s historic win, stating, “Manipur has emerged victorious in the maiden championship at the BCCI Men’s Under-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy 2023-24 (Plate Group) by defeating Meghalaya in the final at Keenan Stadium, Jamshedpur.” He extended his heartiest congratulations to the team and wished them success in their future endeavors.