Kathmandu- Anim Mandal and Mahesh Chhetri shared a record first wicket partnership of 215 runs for the first wickets for Tribhuwan Army as they thrashed R-7 Janakpur by 134 runs in the senior national cricket tournament 2015 on Wednesday at Pulchowk Engineering Ground, Kritipur.
Anil Mandal (114 runs off 151 balls) scored the first century of this year’s tournament, shared a 215 runs partnership for the first wicket with Mahesh Chhetri (98 off 11 balls) which is also highest partnership for any wicket in the National Tournament. Army posted 383/6, the highest total in national tournament and restricted Janakpur for 249/6 to win the match by 134 runs.
Binod Bhandari also scored a quickfire 56 runs off 28 balls while Naresh Budhayer blasted 41 runs off just 18 balls for Army. Rahul Pratap Singh and Hari Shankar Shah picked two wickets each for Janakpur.
Janakpur managed 249 runs chasing a huge target thanks to fifties from Rahul Pratap Singh and Himanshu Dutta who made 61 runs and 54 runs respectively. Jitendra Mukhiya grabbed 2 wickets for Army.