Kathmandu- Amit Shrestha and Hasim Ansari shone with bat for R-2 (Birgunj) to guide them to a three wickets victory over R-8 (Pokhara) in the senior national cricket tournament 2015 at TU Ground, Kritipur on Tuesday.
Birgunj chased a target of 224 runs set by Pokhara in the 46.4 overs thanks to Amrit Shrestha’s 66 off 71 balls and Hasim Ansari’s 36 runs, and two wickets. Rabi Thapa also made a crucial 47 runs opening the batiing with Amrit and the duo shared a partnership off 116 runs for the first wicket.
Nishchal Pandey and Sushil Kandel grabbed two wickets apiece for Pokhara.
Earlier, 78 runs off 102 balls from Bidhan Shrestha at the middle and a late blitz from Nischal Pandey (29 runs) and Karan KC (27 runs) propelled Pokhara’s innings to 223 before being all out in 47.5 overs.
Bidhan’s innings consisted of 11 fours while Karan blasted three sixes. Ram Naresh Giri picked four wickets for Birgunj.
Region No. 2 (Birgunj) Vs Region No. 8 (Pokhara) at TU Ground, Kritipur
Region No. 7 (Janakpur) Vs Region No. 5 (Nepalgunj) at Pulchowk Engineering Ground, Pulchowk.