Nepal Police Club thrashed Bagmati Province on the opening day of the Prime Minister Cup National One Day Tournament. Dipendra Singh Airee’s superb all-round performance saw Gyanendra Malla’s side face a mammoth 192 runs defeat.
Invited to bat first at the Mulpani Cricket Ground, Police posted a decent total of 289/5 in the allotted 50 overs. Skipper Airee notched up a ton (108) and shared 136 runs with Aarif Sheikh for the fourth wicket. Airee’s 82-balls knock included 11 fours and four biggies. Openers Sunil Dhamala and Kushal Bhurtel scored 37 runs each while Aarif contributed 36. Nandan Yadav picked up a couple of wickets for Bagmati, however, Surya Tamang had a better outing with a figure of 10-4-14-1.
Bagmati in reply were wrapped up for mere 97 runs in just 28 overs. Ishan Pandey topped the scorecard with 24 runs whereas Ramnaresh Giri remained unbeaten for 22 runs. Karan KC, Gulshan Jha, and Sagar Dhakal picked up two scalps each but Airee was the pick of a bowler with three wickets (5-1-10-3).