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    Bagmati – Madhesh clash ends on a tie

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    Bagmati and Madhesh Province shared a point after a dramatic tie in Monday’s clash at TU Cricket Ground in the ongoing Prime Minister National One-Day Tournament. This is the tournament’s second tied match, APF and Gandaki shared a point a couple of days back.

    Madhesh Province also books a spot in the semifinal after snatching a point from Bagmati. They started a tournament with 72 runs victory over Province 1, followed by 92 runs victory against Lumbini Province.

    Chasing a modest total of 191, Openers Rit Gautam and Ishan Pandey shared 65 runs. Prithu Basakota then added 40 runs as Bagmati were 128/2 at one stage. They then lost the next eight wickets for just 62 runs. Surya Tamang tried to take his team over the line but was dismissed for 28, with the team requiring three more runs. Rajesh Yadav and Pradeep Paswan picked up three wickets each for Madhesh.

    Earlier, Opting to bat first, Madhesh Province were bowled out for 190 in 46.2 overs. Rohan Bk top scored with 63 runs. The next highest was extra runs (32). Santosh Karki and Rajesh Yadav contributed 23 and 16 runs respectively. Surya Tamang and Nandan Yadav were brilliant with the ball for Bagmati grabbing three scalps each. Pratish GC and Ramnaresh Giri also pocketed a couple of wickets each.

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    Rajesh Yadav was adjudged as player of the match for his important 16 runs at the end and three wickets in the second inning.

    Madhesh Province are unbeaten in the tournament so far, winning two and tieing one. Meanwhile, Bagmati ends the campaign winless.

     

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