Kathmandu- Sudheer Chadhary of Srijananagar Cricket Club blasted the first century of Kathmandu Cricket League as they thrashed New Vision Club by 55 runs at Tundikhel on Wednesday. With second loss in as many games, New Vision are out of the competition.
Sudheer’s composed innings of 110 not out of 115 balls included 11 fours and he shared crucial partnerships with other batsman to compile a huge total of 234 runs for the loss of just 2 wickets.
Ravi Mahato and Sudheer gave Srijananagar a good start sharing a partnership of 38 runs for the first wicket before Ravi got stumped. However, then in crease Skipper Purushottam Jha and Sudheer shared a mammoth 123 runs partnership for the second wicket. Both batsman played some fine shots and rotated the strike well. Purushottam Jha got out slogging a ball off Ram Chaudhary. Sudheer completed his century in just 108 balls with 2 overs to spare.
Defending a huge total, left arm spinner Kritish Uprety picked four crucial wickets to drag New Vision’s innings to 78/6 in 19 overs. However it was right arm pacer Basant Shah who picked the first 2 wickets. Naresh Chand and Bibhut Karki shared a 58 runs partnership for the 7th wicket but it was too late for New vision to win the game. They eventually made 179/9 playing all 40 overs. Sudheer was given the player of the match award.