National, Nepal T20 League

Kathmandu Knights qualify for the playoff after Far West’s win over Pokhara

Far West United

Kathmandu Knights became the last team to book a spot in the playoff of the inaugural edition of the Nepal T20 League. Knights became lucky after Far West United defeated Pokhara Avengers in the final match.

Far West posted a decent total of 187 after opting to bat first. The opening duo, Binod Bhandari and Hasmatullah Shahidi, shared 134 runs for the opening wicket. Skipper Shahidi topped the scorecard with 67 runs, whereas Bhandari added 47-ball 57 with six fours and two sixes. In the end, Rashid Khan and Karan KC played an aggressive cameo of 4-ball 14 and 5-ball 11, respectively.

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Abhimanyu Mithun pocketed two wickets for Pokhara. Pratis GC also garbbed one wicket.

In reply, Pokhara could only make 146 before being wrapped up in 18.1 overs. Upul Tharanga scored the highest 36 runs, while Pratis GC smacked 34 runs from 11 balls with five biggies. Siddhant Lohani also contributed 28 runs.

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Durgesh Gupta was the pick of a bowler with three wickets. Shahidi and Prakash Jaisi bagged a couple of wickets each.

With a loss in the final match, Pokhara finished at the bottom of the table with six points. Far West having an equal point finished one step ahead with a better NRR.

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Lumbini finished at the top with 16 points. Janakpur Royals collected 14 points and finished in the second position. Biratnagar Super Kings and Kathmandu Knights finished in third and fourth with ten and eight points respectively.