Baluwatar knocks Srijananagar out to reach semis

Kathmandu- Baluwatar Cricket Club knocked Srijananagar Cricket Club out of the Kathmandu Cricket League 2015 handing them a 121 runs defeat in a virtual quarter-final at Tundikhel Ground, Kathmandu on Monday.

Winning the toss and batting first, Baluwatar posted 209/10 in 36.5 overs riding on Skipper Sunil Lama’s 63 runs of 48 balls. Jagat Chettri made run a ball 31 runs for Baluwatar. Medium Pacer Basant Shah bagged four wickets while leg spinner Ram Jaishwal got 2 wickets for Srijanangar.

Chasing a stiff target, Srijananagar surrendered from a situation of 71/2 in 20 overs to 88/10 in 26.4 overs. Apart from Sudheer Chaudhary’s 34 runs and Skipper Purushottam Jha’s 19 runs, none other batsman contributed much. Roshan Joshi remained not out for 7 runs. Man of the match Kshitiz Sing grabbed four wickets for Baluwatar. Srijananagar flattered after one of their important batsman Saroj Bhandari missed the match due to injury.

In another important match, host Great Himalaya Cricket Club takes Kathmandu Cricket Training Center tomorrow. Meanhwhile, Baluwatar reached the semis after the victory.

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