National, Nepal Men

Adil, Prakash hands Kathmandu first win

Kathmandu- Half centuries from Prakash Bista and Adil Khan handed R-3 (Kathmandu) their first win over R-4 (Bhairahawa) in the senior national cricket tournament 2015 at T.U Ground, Kirtipur on Sunday.

Man of the match Prakash Bista blasted 65 runs off 62 balls including 11 fours and a six in his innings as Kathmandu went on to chase 183 runs inside 31 overs. Adil Khan remained not out on 60 off 70 balls and he shared a partnership of 101 runs for the fifth wicket which was also the turning point of the match.

Kathmandu were reduced to 34/2 in 6.2 overs with Sushan Bhari striking with double wickets. Susan eventually finished with figures of 10-2-38-2. Dipendra Yadav also picked two wickets for Bhairahawa.

Earlier, Sudeep Sharma and Rupesh Shrivastav ripped through Bhairahawa’s batting line up sharing six wickets between them that had Bhairahawa restricted for 180 runs in 44.1 overs.

Bhairahawa kept losing wickets since the start and never recovered. However, a 54 runs partnership for the ninth wickets between Saurav Khanal recover Bhairahawa from a situation of 123/8. Saurav went on to score 50 runs off 63 balls. Nishchal Chaudhary also scored 33 runs off 30 balls. Rupesh and Sudeep finished with three wickets each while Ujjwal Thapa grabbed two wickets for Kathmandu.