PM CUP: Match-Day 16 Summary

Tribhuwan Army Club and Madhesh Province both registered a crucial win in the match-day 16 of Prime Minister (PM) Cup Men’s National Tournament 2024. Both teams are in a race of top four finish with Army eyeing a top-two finish.

Summary of Sunday’s fixture:

Tribhhuwan Army Club vs Karnali Province – Kirtipur

Army: 279/5 (50 overs)
Karnali: 115/10 (29 overs)
Tribhuwan Army won by 164 runs
POTM – Binod Bhandari

Invited to bat first, Tribhuwan Army piled up a big total of 279/5. Binod Bhandari scored his second century of the tournament while Basir Ahmad also scored an unbeaten 98 runs (from 92 balls). Army were 110/5 at one stage, the duo added 169 runs for the sixth wicket. Binod scored 100* from 132 balls.

In response, Army wrapped up Karnali for 115 runs and registered their fifth win. None of the Karnali batter managed to cross 20+ runs with Himanshu Shahi (19) being the top scorer. Bibek Yadav and Kushal Malla picked up three wickets each for Army. Sompal Kami also pocketed two.

Madhesh Province vs Lumbini Province – Mulpani

Madhesh: 169/10 (41.3 overs)
Lumbini: 160/10 (40.5 overs)
Madhesh won by 9 runs
POTM – Pradip Paswan

Madhesh Province registered a tight win in the last group stage match to keep their hopes alive for the top four race. Tribhuwan Army, APF Club and Sudurpaschim also have good chance to join Madhesh.

Invited to bat first, Madhesh were bowled out for 169 runs. None of the Madhesh batter could play a big inning in a turning pitch of Mulpani. Arniko Yadav top scored with 38 runs whilst Pawan Sarraf and Abhishek Tiwari contributed 26 runs each. For Lumbini, Bir Magar took four wickets while Avishek Gautam pocketed three.

In response, Lumbini could score only 160 runs. Pradip Paswan rattled Lumbini’s batting lineup with tournament’s sixth SIX-WICKET haul. He ended up with a figure of 9-0-30-6. For Lumbini, Prajjwol Thapa scored the highest 62 runs. Others Batters were unable to make any significant contributions.

Points table after match-day 16. Via ESPNCricinfo
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