Cricnepal/Kathmandu: Region No.2 Birgunj joined APF, Janakpur and Bhairahawa in the semi final after defeating Region No.3 Kathmandu in their final group match today.
Winning the toss and batting first, riding on a run a ball 126 by Player of the match Amit Shrestha, Birgunj posted 291 runs in 50 overs losing 5 wickets. Suraj Kurmi gave Amit steady support with 65 of 127 balls as the opening pair added 179 for the first wicket.
In reply Kathmandu were folded for mere 148 in the 36th over as Kumar Thapa bagged 5 wicket for Birgunj. Rajesh Pulami top scored for Kathmandu with 29 runs.
Bhairahawa(R4) vs. Baitadi(R6):
In the other match played today Baitadi defeated Bhairahawa by 52 runs. Batting first Baitadi got 198 runs before getting all out in 47th over. Krishna Karki bagged four wickets for Bhairahawa.
In reply Bhairahawa were packed for just 146 as Baitadi’s Bhuwan Karki bagged 6 wickets. Sagar Pun scored 41 runs for the losing side.
Bhairahawa had already entered in the semi finals of the tournament.
Semi Final fixture(20th December)
Bhairahawa(R4) vs. Janakpur(R7)
APF vs Birgunj(R2)