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SBI, NMB, Nabil make it to pre-quarterfinal stages

  • Corporate Super Sixes
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 9, 2017-Nepal SBI Bank, Nabil Bank and Raman General Insurance entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Corporate Super Sixes cricket tournament at the TU grounds on Wednesday. 

SBI registered a double victory with a 74-run hammering of Kailash Bikash Bank followed by a six-wicket crushing of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) to go through as Group ‘A’ winners. 

In their first match, a 14-ball 36 from Monish Shrestha and 11-ball 31 from Sakar Shrestha lifted SBI Bank to 105 without loss in five overs. Kailash Bikash Bank were restricted to 31-4 in five overs. SBI then squeezed out EPF for just 35-4 and raced to the lowly target in just 1.3 overs. 

Kailash Bikash Bank followed them as runners-up having beaten EPF on Tuesday. Nabil Bank also made it through as Group ‘E’ winners after easing past NCC Bank by five wickets. NCC Bank made 86-2 on a back of 10-ball 33 from Subash Kunwar and 11-ball 31 from Sachin Gupta. However, Nabil reached 88-1 with three balls to spare after Amit Pokharel struck seven-ball 31 and Dinesh Adhikari hit 13-ball 29. 

Raman General also won both their matches to qualify for the last eight as Group ‘F’ winners. Raman General began the day with a six-wicket victory over NMB Bank. NMB made 69-1 in five overs before Raman General reached 73 without loss in four overs riding on 12-ball 32 from Sumit Shrestha. Barun Ghimire made a 12-ball 28 for NMB. In their second match, Raman General edged Kumari Bank by six runs. Kalyan Halwai made 31 runs from 13 balls to guide them to 72-3 before Kumari Bank were restricted to 66-2. NMB also made it through as Group ‘F’ runners up.

Nepal Telecom also entered the pre-quarterfinals as Group ‘C’ runners-up to ICFC Finance after sweeping aside IME Group by 52 runs. Nepal Telecom made 93-1 with a 12-ball 34 from Upaj Mahat and they restricted IME to 41-3. NIC Asia Bank produced mixed results in Group ‘G’ beating Shangrila Spirits by five wickets and going down to Civil Bank by five wickets. In another match of the day, Sipradi Trading hammered Surya Nepal by six wickets in Group ‘B’.

Published: 09-11-2017 09:35

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