Corporate super sixes: Civil beat ICFC to claim title

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 12, 2017-

Civil Bank edged ICFC Finance by three runs to win the fourth edition of the Corporate Super Sixes cricket tournament at the TU Stadium grounds on Saturday. 

In the final match, Civil Bank made 80-3 in five overs before bundling out ICFC for 77 runs in the last ball of the day. Nishesh KC and Bhola Bista picked up two wickets each hand Civil Bank a victory in a low scoring title match. The victory has handed Civil a free entry into tournament’s next edition. 

Sagar Nidhi Tiwari struck two sixes and two boundaries to top score in the match with a 12-ball 25 but cannot take his team across the finish line. Arbin Rana also made an 11-ball 21 with three boundaries and a six, while Samir Thapa (15) was their next notable scorer. 

Earlier, Bista had produced an allround show scoring 23 runs from 16 balls with two sixes and a boundary. Manish Singh (19 not out) and Nishesh (14 not out) also made runs in double figures. Earlier in the semi-finals, Civil Bank had sidelined defending champions Century Bank by eight runs in another low scoring game. 

Civil Bank made 66-3 with Bista’s 10-ball 33 before restricting Century Bank to 58-1. ICFC had swept aside NIC Asia Bank in the last four. They made 86-3 on a back of 23 runs from Sameer Thapa and Nitesh Tiwari’s two wickets helped ICFC restrict NIC Asia to 52-4. 

Civil played three matches on Saturday and their first game was the quarter-final against NCC Bank whom they had crushed by 52 runs. Abhay Rana’s 15-ball 35 not out with three sixes and three boundaries lifted Civil to 87-1. NCC were shut down for 35-3 in five overs. NIC Asia had made it to the semi-finals cruising past NMB Bank by five wickets in the day’s first quarter-final game.

Suraj Timalisina of Century was adjudged the player-of-the-series and maximum sixes awards. ICFC’s Arbin (batsman) of ICFC, Civil’s Bista (bowler) and Subash Sharma (wicketkeeper) of Century were other individual winners. A total of 24 corporate teams had participated in the tournament organised by SS Events.

Published: 12-11-2017 10:17

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