Chitwan Tigers registered their fourth consecutive victory today in Everest Premier League after beating Lalitpur Patriots by five wickets.
Opting to field first, Chitwan restricted Lalitpur for 108/9 in their 20 overs. Chitwan’s bowlers had great success in the field today. Kamal Singh Airee picked up his three wickets and also produced a maiden in his economic four-over spell.
Likewise, Karim Janat and Sagar Dhakal pocketed two wickets each whilst Shahab Alam picked up one.
In batting, Jaykishan Kolsawala made the highest run for Lalitpur. He scored 42 runs from 33 deliveries, including 2 fours and 3 sixes. Opener Sandun Weerakkody made 14-runs and Surya Tamang, towards the end contributed 11 runs. Skipper Kushal Bhurtel once again failed cheaply. He has managed a total of 38 runs in five innings this series.
Chasing a modest total, Chitwan’s opener Mohammad Shahzad made 35 runs from 28 balls. He hit four boundaries and two sixes. Bhim Sharki also contributed 27 runs from 22 balls. Malaysian cricketer Virandeep Singh made 13 runs.
Dilip Nath made an unbeaten run-a-ball 16 runs and Rajesh Pulami hit the winning six to secure a comfortable 5-wicket win in 17.4 overs.
Afghanistan’s Aznatullah Omarzai and left-arm medium-pacer Rijan Dhakal grabbed two wickets each.
Chitwan earned another two points to remain at the top with 8 points in total from 4 matches whilst Lalitpur are at fourth position with 3 points.