Saturday, May 18

Koshi All-Out On 25 Against Gandaki, Police Edge Army In A Thriller

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) – Koshi Province have made a record-breaking lowest total in PM Cup history as they suffered a 142-run loss against Gandaki Province in Mulpani. Koshi, chasing 168 runs in 50 overs, were packed up on just 25 runs by Gandaki.

Gandaki batted 15.2 overs to make 25 and lose all their wickets. None of the batters reached double figures. Skipper Ankit Subedi was their highest scorer with eight runs. Four of their batters were dismissed for ducks. 

Bipin Khatri took six wickets for Gandaki with Sandeep Parajuli chipping in with three. Ankit Neupane took the other remaining wicket.

Earlier, Koshi bowled well to take all ten wickets of Gandaki on 167 runs in 48.2 overs. 

Mushkan Thapa was the only batter to get to a half century. He made a steady 67 in 122 deliveries with seven fours in his innings. Skipper Bipin Khatri did well to get to 42 runs in 71 deliveries with five fours and a six. None of the other batters got going. 

Avyash Timilsina took six wickets for Koshi while Firdosh Ansari, Kamal Khatri and Sonu Mandal took one wicket each.

This is Koshi’s six successive defeat in as many matches. They sit at the bottom of the table. Gandaki, on the other hand, have registered their first win in four matches. They are currently eighth on the table.

In Siddharthanagar, Nepal Police Club defeated Tribhuwan Army Club by 13 runs in a thriller. Army, chasing 141 runs in a match that was reduced to 33 overs per side, were bundled over in the final over on 127 runs.

Army’s top three were dismissed for ducks. Imran Sheikh, Santosh Karki and Sandeep Rajalli couldn’t add any runs to the chase. The innings was then stadied by Bhim Sharki and Kushal Malla before Kushal was dismissed on 35 runs off 48 deliveries in the the 22nd over. Bhim was the next to be dismissed on 52 off 76 with six fours. He was dismissed in the 26th over.

Only Binod Bhandari was the other batter to reach double figures. He made 19 off 25 deliveries. 

Sagar Dhakal and Lalit Rajbanshi took three wickets each for Police while Rashid Khan took two wickets. Dipendra Singh Airee took one wicket.

Earlier, Police, steadily reached to a total of 140 runs losing all their wickets in 31.2 overs. Sompal Kami’s destructive bowling made things difficult for Police. He started the match by sending Kushal Bhurtel back to the pavilion in the very first delivery. He followed up by dismissing Arjun Saud and Dilip Nath in quick successions as well. 

Their innings was steadied by opener Kushal Bhurtel and Aarif Sheikh before Aarif was dismissed on 18 off 34. Sunil reached a half-century and got dismissed on 52 off 80 with three fours and two sixes to his name. The rest of the batters were unable to stay at the crease for a long time.

Sompal took four wickets in his six-over spell with two maidens, giving away just 12 runs in the process. Shahab Alam and Bibek Yadav took two wickets of their own while the remaining wicket went to Kushal Malla.

Police maintain their cent percent record with three wins out of three and climb to third on the table. Army, on the other hand, have four points from four matches and sit sixth with two wins and two losses.

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