PM CUP: Match-Day 17 Summary

Nepal Police Club continued their winning run and Tribhuwan Army Club registered a vital win on match-day 17 of the Prime Minister (PM) Cup Men’s National Tournament. Police defeated Gandaki whilst Army outplayed Sudurpaschim.

Four half-centuries and three fifers were recorded in Monday’s fixture. Summary of match-day 17:

Nepal Police Club vs Gandaki Province – Mulpani

Gandaki: 170/10 (38.3 overs)
NPC: 171/4 (24.2 overs)
Police Club won by 6 wickets
POTM – Rashid Khan

Police Club continued their winning streak with a comfortable win over Gandaki Province. They have won all seven matches so far and are almost sure to top the table. Asking Gandaki to bat first, Police wrapped them up for 170 runs. Rashid Khan picked up a fifer (6-0-25-5) and became the first right-arm pacer to do so in the tournament. Karan KC and Lalit Rajbanshi also grabbed two wickets each. For Gandaki, Amrit Gurung who came to bat at no.9 scored 39-ball 50 runs. Kamal Pariyar and Karan Pangeni also contributed 30 runs each.

In response, Police chased the target in just 24.2 overs. Dilip Nath scored a back-to-back half-century (39-ball 57) whilst Arjun Saud scored an unbeaten 44 runs. Aarif Sheikh made 27 whereas Kushal Bhurtel scored a six-ball 22.

Tribhuwan Army Club vs Sudurpaschim Province – Kirtipur

Army: 262/10 (48.3 overs)
Sudurpaschim: 165/10 (40.1 overs)
Army won by 97 runs
POTM – Jitendra Mukhiya

Army Club bagged a vital win to ensure their place in the final. They will qualify for the final in case they don’t lose by a heavy margin in the last match. Opting to bat first, Army scored 262 runs. Kushal Malla scored 75 runs from 67 balls with 10 fours and three sixes. Sandeep Rajali and Basir Ahmad also contributed 37 and 36 runs respectively. Bhoj Raj Bhatta was a pick of a bowler for Sudurpaschim. He picked up a six-wicket haul (9.3-1-63-6) while Naren Saud grabbed three.

Sudurpaschim were bowled out for 165 runs. Courtesy – Jitendra Mukhiya’s fifer. He removed the top three batters and ended up with a figure of (6.1-2-10-5). Sompal Kami also picked two wickets. Kiran Thagunnna was the lone fighter for the losing side scoring 68 runs from 74 balls. Sher Malla made 24 runs while other batters were unable to make any significant contributions.

Points Table after match-day 17. Via ESPNcricinfo
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