Classic College reaches quarters

KATHMANDU, June 30: Classic College International defeated Kathmandu University by 31 runs on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Fourth CCRC ICC T20 Tournament.

Classic College won the toss and elected to bat first at the TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. The match was reduced to seven overs an innings due to persistent rain and Classic College put up 64/6 in the allotted seven overs.

Niraj Chand was highest scorer for the Classic College with unbeaten 27 runs off 10 balls. Chand struck three sixes and a boundary during his blistering knock. Kshitiz Lamichhane took three wickets for Kathmandu University in two overs giving away nine runs.

In the run chase, Kathmandu University was restricted to 33/7 in the seven overs. Basant Regmi, who was adjudged player-of-the-match, took three wickets and made a run out possible in helping Classic College seal the victory. Ankit Bikram Poudel (9 runs) was highest scorer for Kathmandu University as no batsman from the team scored in double digits.

Classic College will take on host CCRC ´A´ in the quarterfinal while Bridgewater International will play against Jubilant College. Likewise, Triton International will lock horns with CCRC ´B´ and Sudur Paschimanchal Academy, Dhangadi, will clash with KIST Medical College.

According to the host, the quarterfinals and the remaining matches of the tournaments are postponed until next notice owing to rainy weather.