Nepal Police Club thrashed Madhesh Province in the final group stage match on Tuesday. Police became the only team to bag four victories in the group stage after registering a humongous 191 runs victory at TU Cricket Ground.
Opting to bat first, Police posted 273 runs before being bowled out in the final over. Three batters scored a half-century while Dilip Nath added quick fire 40. Aarif Sheikh top scored with 73, whereas Amit Shrestha and Dipendra Singh Airee made 65 and 51 runs respectively. Rajesh Yadav and Rupesh Singh picked up three wickets each for Madhesh Province.
In reply, Police settled Madhesh for mere 82 runs in 29.1 overs. Surprisingly Kushal Bhurtel picked up a fifer (8.3-2-22-5) to destroy the opposition’s inning. Karan KC and Rashid Khan also took three and two scalps respectively. Four batters were dismissed for a duck. Adil Ansari scored 42 runs for Madhesh.
Kushal Bhurtel was adjudged as player of the match for his terrific five-wicket haul.
Police who topped Group B will battle against Group A’s runner-up Tribhuwan Army Club in the semifinal. Whereas Madhesh will face Group A leader APF.