Nepal Police Club has clinched the historic Gold Medal in cricket in Ninth National Game. This is Police’s maiden Gold medal in Cricket in the National Games.
Police stunned Tribhuwan Army Club in the rain-halted final at TU Cricket Ground on Friday. Kushal Bhurtel and Sunil Dhamala’s aggressive batting display saw Police win the final by 8 wickets.
Invited to bat first, Army piled up a mammoth total of 103 runs in the allotted 8 overs. Binod Bhandari smacked 40 runs from just 14 balls while Rohit Paudel scored 10 ball-28 runs. Lalit Rajbanshi and Gulshan Jha grabbed a couple of wickets each.
In reply, Police chased down the humongous total with 7 balls spare. Bhurtel and Dhamala shared 92 runs for the first wicket in just 5.3 overs before Dhamala walked back for 42 from 17 balls. Kushal Bhurtel was the main villain for Army as he notched up 51 runs from just 19 balls smashing three fours and six biggies. He was adjudged as player of the match for his match-winning knock.
Earlier in the first match, Sudurpaschim bagged a bronze medal, The match against NRNA was decided via toss after the play was not possible due to the rain. Sudurpaschim were lucky in the coin toss.