Kathmandu- Nepal Red and Nepal orange started their Super League Tournament with wins over Nepal Green and Nepal Grey respectively.
Bhuwan Karki’s five-fer hands Nepal Red 16 runs win
Bhuwan Karki took five wickets for Nepal Red led by Nepal’s Skipper Paras Khadka, that helped them to record 16 runs win over Nepal Green led by Basant Regmi at TU Ground, Kritipur on Sunday in the Super League Tournament.
Bhuwan finished with figures of 9.3-1-39-5 as Nepal Red successfully defended 188 runs. Chasing 188, Nepal Green could only make 171/10 in 44.3 overs. Kumar Thapa grabbed another three wickets while Sagar Pun got two wicket to his name of the Red team.
Nepal Green couldn’t capitalize on a 69 runs partnership set by Amit Shrestha and Mahesh Chettri. Amit top scored for his team with 38 runs while Mahesh made 33 runs. Santosh Bhatt batting at no.8 contributed 35 runs for his team.
Earlier, batting first Nepal Red made 187/10 in 42 overs riding on Prasanna Shakya’s 38 runs, Sagar Pun’s 32 runs, Dilip Nath’s 30 runs, Anil Mandal’s 27 runs and Paras Khadka’s 26 runs.
Prithu Baskota took four wickets while Basant Regmi and Karan KC got three wickets each for Nepal Green.
Nepal Red- 187/10, 42 overs, Prasanna Shakya 38 runs, Sagar Pun 32 runs, Prithu Baskota 4 wickets.
Nepal Green- 171/10, 44.1 overs, Amit Shrestha 38 runs, Santosh Bhatt 35 runs, Bhuwan Karki 5 wickets.
Antim Thapa, Rajesh Pulami guide Nepal Orange to win
Antim Thapa and Rajesh Pulami shared an unbeaten partnership 98 runs for the fourth wicket that guided Nepal Orange (led by Sharad Veswakar) to seven wickets win over Nepal Grey (led by Shakti Gauchan) in a match played at Pulchowk Engeneering Ground on Sunday.
Rajesh made 51 not out and Antim made 45 not out as Nepal Orange easily chased 138 runs target given by Nepal Grey with 16 overs to spare. Lalit Bhandari took two wickets for the Grey team.
Earlier, Nepal Grey were bundled out for 137 runs in 35.1 over thanks to a four wicket haul from Sandip Lamichhane. Sandip picked four wickets in his spell of 6.1 overs conceding just 16 runs.
Pradeep Airee top scored for Nepal Grey with 29 runs to his name while Aashish Dhami and Hasim Ansari made 28 runs each. Avinash Karn and Manjeet Shrestha also got two wickets each for Nepal Orange.
Nepal Grey- 137/10, 35.1 overs, Pradeep Airee 29 runs, Ashish Dhami 28 runs, Hasim Ansari 28 runs, Sandip Lamichhane 4 wickets.
Nepal Orange- 137/3, Rajesh Pulami 51 not out, Antim Thapa 45 not out, Lalit Bhandari 2 wickets.
Super League Tournament is an alternative tournament for player’s selection for Nepal’s senior team after CAN failed to organise the national cricket tournament.
Nepal Red VS Nepal Blue, TU Ground, Kritipur.
Nepal Green VS Nepal Grey, Pulchowk Engineering Ground, Pulchowk.