Wednesday, June 19

Koshi Suffer Their Eighth Successive Loss

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) – Koshi Province have been handed their eighth successive loss of the PM Men’s Cup 2080. Koshi suffered an eight-wicket loss against Sudurpaschim Province at the TU International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

Chasing a low target of 124 runs in 50 overs, Sudurpaschim got over the line in 21.1 overs at the loss of just two wickets. Naren Bhatta remained unbeaten on 54 off 49 while Prakash Pandey also played an unbeaten innings of 34 runs off 42. Nirdosh Ansari took two wickets for Koshi.

Earlier, batting first, Sher Malla and Bikash Agri’s destructive bowling restricted Koshi to 123 runs. Sher picked up five wickets for Sudurpaschim while Bikash took four wickets. Meenash Thapa’s 26-run innings was the highest for Koshi today. Skipper Ankit Subedi made 22 runs. 

Koshi remain plumb last with zero points from eight matches. Sudurpaschim, on the other hand, climb to second on the table with eight points from five matches. 

Madhesh falter in Mulpani

Madhesh Province’s batting faltered against Nepal Police Club’s experienced bowling lineup as the departmental side were victorious by six wickets. Police chased down a target of just 97 runs in 18.3 overs at the loss of four wickets to register their fifth successive loss. Opener duo Sunil Dhamala and Kushal Bhurtel top-scored for Police with 28 and 19 runs respectively. Ranjit Kumar and Arniko Yadav picked up two wickets each. 

Earlier, the spin duo of Police, Sagar Dhakal and Lalit Rajbanshi took nine wickets in between them to pack Madhesh up in just 96 runs in 24 overs. Sagar took five wickets for 41 runs in his nine overs while Lalit took four in his five-over spell, bowling two maidens and giving away just 12 runs. 

Madhesh are currently fifth with eight points from seven matches while Police remain at the top with five wins from as many matches. 

Army Move To Third Place

Army defeated Lumbini Province by 65 runs to register their fourth win in Siddharthanagar. In a 26-over match due to a delay in start, Army finished on 170/7. Imran Sheikh made a 70-ball 67 with seven fours and a six for Army. 

In the chase, Lumbini could only get to 105 at the loss of eight wickets in 26 overs. Krishna Karki’s unbeaten 35 off 62 was the highest for Lumbini. Kushal Malla took four wickets for Army in the defence. 

Army are third with eight points from six matches while Lumbini remain eighth with just one win from four matches so far. 

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