Madhesh Province has started the PM Cup in a cracking fashion, registering two back-to-back decent victories. Starting the tournament with 72 run win over Province 1, they beat Lumbini Province by 92 runs in the second clash.
Opting to bat first at Mulpani Cricket Ground, Santosh Karki, Harishankar Shah, and Anil Sah scored a half-century as Madhesh posted 259 runs before being bowled out in 48.4 overs. Openers Shah and Karki (50) shared 130 runs for the first wicket. Shah smashed 13 fours and one six in his 90-balls 76. Anil Sah also hammered five fours, and two sixes in his 50 runs knock from 49 deliveries. Krishna Karki grabbed three wickets for Lumbini. Anil Kharel also pocketed a pair of wickets.
Lumbini were bundled out for 167 runs in the final over. None of the batters could do any special as Madhesh registered a trouble-free win. Bishal Bikram Kc top scored with 34 runs, while Krishna Kari and Sandeep Rajali assisted 31 and 22 runs respectively. For Madhesh, Rajesh Yadav and Pradeep Paswan picked up three scalps each.
Hari Shankar Shah was adjudged as player of the match for his fine inning.
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