Bagmati Province has maintained their winning run in the ongoing U-19 National Tournament with a cakewalk victory against Karnali on Tuesday. Bagmati were victorious by seven wickets at TU Cricket Ground.
The opener Lucky Kathayat and skipper Ashok Poudel’s half-centuries were enough to chase the target of 131. Kathayat remained unbeaten for 51(98), while Poudel scored 59 from 64 balls as Bagmati chased the total with 119 balls spare.
Earlier, Opting to bat first, Karnali were wrapped up for 130 runs in 36.2 overs. Skipper Bipin Rawal made 68 runs while three batters walked back for a duck. Manish Thapa (25) and Anirudh Kawar (11) were the only other two batters to cross the double-digit score.
Sakriya Karki was the pick of a bowler, grabbing a fifer (7.2-2-23-5). Ahamad Raza, too, pocketed three wickets.
Bagmati defeated Gandaki Province in the tournament opener, followed by Province 1 and Madhesh Province. Having equal points from equal matches, They are in the second position at the table behind Sudurpaschim due to the Net Run Rate.