Manipur maul Arunachal in Ranji Trophy

KOLKATA, Dec 23: Manipur crushed Arunachal Pradesh by 112 runs to wrap up the issue inside one-and-a-half days in an early finish to their Ranji Trophy plate group match here in West Bengal on Sunday.
A day after 23 wickets tumbled at the 22 Yards School of Cricket ground at Salt Lake, Manipur made 253 in their second essay to set a 273-run target for Arunachal Pradesh.
Shot out for their lowest total of 66 in the first innings, Arunachal put up another insipid show with the bat to fold for 160, succumbing to their fifth defeat in six matches.
Arunachal’s frontline seamer Deendayal Upadhyay stood in their highest partnership of 74 runs with Licha Tehi (26 not out) before being cleaned up by Thokchom Singh.
Upadhayay’s stroke-filled 52 came off 50 balls with nine boundaries.
This was Manipur’s third victory from six matches, as they have 18 points, while Arunachal Pradesh, who are yet to win a match, have three points. (PTI)