National, U-19 Tournament

Pratik Shrestha star in Bagmati’s back to back win

Bagmati Province U-19 defeated Province 1 U-19 on Friday to register their second consecutive victory in the ongoing U-19 National Cricket Tournament. Pratik Shrestha was the star in team’s comprehensive 72 runs win.

Invited to bat first at TU Cricket Ground, Bagmati finished on 269/9 in the allotted 50 overs. Pratik Shrestha coming to bat at 80/5, scored a scintillating ton to rescue his team. His 105-balls 142* runs included ten fours and nine sixes. Extra runs (27) was the next highest score for Bagmati.

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Pratik Shrestha was adjudged as player of the match for his big hundred.

Dipesh Kandel (10-1-24-1), Bipin Mahato and Sonu Ansari grabbed a couple of wickets each.

In reply, Province 1 were bowled out for 197 in 49.1 overs. Sakriya Karki was the pick of a bowler for the winning side grabbing three wickets (10-1-38-3). Omkar Yadav also picked up a couple of wickets.

Skipper Dipesh Kandel was the top scorer for Province 1, scoring 47 runs. Estain Rijal Made 35 while Suvan Gahataraj added 24.

Both teams were victorious against Gandaki in their previous match.