Biratnagar Warriors beat Kathmandu Kings XI in rain-reduced clash

Anil Sah

Biratnagar Warriors defeated Kathmandu Kings XI by 7 runs in a rain-reduced 8-overs per side match at Tribhuvan University ground on Sunday.

Kathmandu Kings XI invited Biratnagar to bat first and opener Rayyan Pathan played a blistering knock of 30 runs from 11 balls including 3 sixes.

Anil Sah played a brilliant inning of 45 runs, hitting 2 fours and 5 sixes in 16 balls. His cameo helped Biratnagar Warriors to put a mammoth 104 runs total. Out of form Karan KC also contributed 1 four and a six in his innings of 15 runs.

For Kathmandu, Gulshan Jha, Ryan Burl, and Sandeep Lamichane grabbed a wicket each.

In reply, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Raju Rijal put on 39 runs for the first wicket. Gurbaz made 28 from 15 balls including 3 fours and a six.

Ryan Burl contributed 15(7) runs. Subash Khakurel’s counter-attack knock of 26 runs from 10 balls with 3 massive sixes almost brought Kings XI home, however, they fell 7 runs short at the end. Raju Rijal remained not out on 24 at the other end.

Rayyan Pathan bowled the last over to stop Kings XI from winning the match. He was the pick of the bowlers, taking two wickets in the match. Pratish GC also took one wicket.

With the consolation win today, Karan KC-led Biratnagar Warriors are out of the tournament with four losses.