Paras Khadka hits form in Bagmati’s narrow victory

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Kathmandu – Former Captain Paras Khadka hit form with his first century of the domestic season as he led Bagmati Province to a narrow 10-run victory over Tribhuvan Army Club on Thursday at T.U. Cricket Ground.

Khadka, who came into the match with scores of 0, 10, 29, hit a hundred off 133 balls with 11 boundaries and two sixes.

He put on a key third-wicket partnership of 73 with Ishan Pandey, who made 26. Similarly, Khadka made a 76-run partnership with Aadil Khan for the fifth wicket.

Khadka, 33, started cautiously before finding his touch to smash four fours and one six to reach his fifty off 80 balls. He added another fifty runs in just 42 balls with five more boundaries to reach the milestone. Although, he was dropped twice in the innings.

Khadka’s knock helped Bagmati Province to post 266 runs on the board from 49.4 overs.

In reply, Tribhuvan Army Club was restricted to 256 runs despite a century from their Skipper Binod Bhandari.

The tournament saw two centuries in a classy domestic match, however, it became a dead-rubber midway through the second innings as both the teams required a huge-margin win.

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