National, Nepal Men

Nepal Red and Grey register win

Kathmandu- Nepal Red registered their second straight win over Nepal Blue while Nepal Grey recorded their first win of the tournament on the second day.

Nepal Red (led by Paras Khadka) thrash Nepal Blue (led by Gyanendra Malla) by 37 runs
Bhuwan Karki’s second five wicket haul of the tournament gave Nepal Red their second straight win of the tournament over Nepal Blue.

Nepal Blue won the toss and invited Nepal Red to bat first. Riding on Paras Khadka’s 60 runs off 103 balls, Anil Mandal’s 52 runs and Pushpa Thapa’s 39 runs off just 23 balls, Nepal Red posted 211 for 6 in 50 overs. Sanjan Remgmi took five wickets for Nepal Blue and finished with figures off 5 for 55.

Players of the match Bhuwan Karki’s another five wicket haul restricted Nepal Blue for 171/10 in 39.2 overs and win the match by 37 runs. Apart from opener Bhupendra Thapa’s 51 runs, none other batsman contributed much for Nepal Blue.

Match Summary
Nepal Red- 211/6, 50 overs, Paras Khadka 60(103), Anil Mandal 52(117), Pushpa Thapa 39(23), Sanjam Regmi 5/55.
Nepal Blue- 174/10, 39.1 overs, Bhupendra Thapa 51(71), Mehaboob Alam 24(18), Bhuwan Karki 5/24.

Nepal Grey (led by Shakti Gauchan) beat Nepal Green (led by Basant Regmi) by 108 runs.
Hasim Ansari’s cracking 91 runs off 107 balls and an all-round bowling effort saw Nepal Grey beat Nepal Green by huge 107 runs.

Nepal Green’s decision to bowl first after winning the toss proved wrong as Nepal Grey put on 204/9 in 50 overs and in reply, were bowled out for just 96 runs in 33.2 overs.

Anupam Singh top scored for the losing team with 28 runs. Irshad Ahmed picked up three wickets for Nepal Grey while Siddhant Lohani, Pradeep Airee and Moinuddin Khan grabbed two wickets each.

Match Summary
Nepal Grey- 204/9, 50 overs, Hasim Ansari 91(107), Siddhant lohani 24(42), Karan KC 3/35, Santosh Bhatt 3/35
Nepal Green- 96/10, 33.4 overs, Anupam Singh 28(44), Irshad Ahmed 3/18, Siddhant Lohani 2/14

Tomorrow’s matches
Nepal Green VS Nepal Orange @ TU Ground, Kritipur
Nepal Blue VS Nepal Grey @ Pulchowk Engineering Ground, Pulchowk