National, U-19 Tournament

Karnali stun Madhesh Province in thrilling encounter to register their first win

Karnali Province has opened their account in the points table after a thrilling win over Madhesh Province. Karnali were beaten by Sudurpaschim and Lumbini in the previous matches, but Unish Singh’s fifer and Mohan BK’s courageous inning at the end helped Karnali win the match by two wickets.

Opting to bat first at Mulpani Cricket Ground, Madhesh were wrapped up for 135 in 41.5 overs. Opener Shailendra Sah scored 31 runs, whereas the next highest was extra (22 runs). Madhesh lost the last seven wickets for 44 runs.

Yunish Singh was the pick of a bowler, grabbing a five-wicket haul (10-2-35-5). Awash Shah and Mohan BK also pocketed two wickets each. 

Karnali Chased the total in 34.4 overs, losing eight wickets. They were 84/6, requiring 52 more runs and Mohan BK stepped up, scoring an unbeaten 38 runs to win it for his side. Opener Manish Thapa also assisted 32 runs. 

Ranjit Kumar’s fifer (10-3-23-5) went in vain as he finished on the losing side. Abhijit Mandal also grabbed two wickets. 

Yunish Singh was adjudged as player of the match. Madhesh Province were thrashed by Bagmati in the previous match.