18-yr-old Manipuri boy takes 10-wicket haul in Cooch Behar Trophy

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The Hush Post| 14:03 pm | one-minute-read

An 18-year-old boy from Manipur became the latest cricket heart-throb as he took 10 wickets in an innings in the Cooch Behar Trophy.

As per a report in ICC’s official website, Rex Raj Kumar Singh, a left-arm medium pacer, took a remarkable 10-wicket haul for a mere 11 runs in India’s four-day tournament for U-19 players — the Cooch Behar Trophy. Six of his 9.5 overs were maidens.

While Rex bowled five batsmen, two of his wickets were leg before wicket LBW, two caught behind and one caught by another player. He found himself on a hat-trick three times. His efforts helped Manipur bowl out Arunachal Pradesh for a paltry 36 in their second innings at the Rural Development Trust Stadium in Anantapur on Tuesday, 12 December.

Manipur, who had posted 122 in their first innings in response to the opposition’s 138, got their 55 runs in 7.5 overs to accomplish an easy win.

Rex, who had made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy this season, finished with 15 wickets in the match, having taken 5/33 the first time.

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