Janakpur Royals posted a big total of 189/5 against Biratnagar Super Kings after a late firework from the birthday boy Samiullah Shinwari. He collected 24 runs from the last over off Sanjeew Kumaraswamy.
Invited to bat first, Royals lost both openers, Pawan Sarraf (2) and Trevon Griffith (19), within the fourth over. Chadwick Walton and Sundeep Jora then assisted 29 and 20 runs, respectively, before being sent back by Surya Tamang.
Samiullah Shinwari then played a scintillating knock as the Royals posted a big total. He smacked an unbeaten 78 from 40 balls, hammering six fours and sixes each. Khadak Bohara also assisted 15 runs.
Surya Tamang and Hussain Talat grabbed a couple of wickets each for Biratnagar.