Fighters beat Tip Top for title

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 15, 2018-

Fighters clinched the Marwadi Premier League with an enthralling eight-run win over Tip Top XI in the final at the TU Stadium on Saturday.

Fighters rode on a  half century from man-of-the-match Ankit Garg to post 174-4 in 20 overs before restricting Tip Top for 166-3 in 20 overs.

Garg scored 69, his 53-ball knock included four sixes and a boundary. More than his individual knock, Garg ensured Fighters post a daunting total with four meaningful partnership along the way. Bibek Rana Magar (27), Rahul Bansal (26), Krishna Kedia (22) all chipped in valuable runs to the total. Punit Badhusaria and Ashu Kandoi took two wickets each for Tip Top.

Tip Top appeared on course for a thrilling victory with half centuries from opener Amol Sharma and Ashu Kandoi along with meaningful contribution from Punit Badhusaria (29 not out) and Sumit Sharma (20) but still fell agonising short of the target.

Skipper Sharma struck eight boundaries in his 45-ball 53, while Kandoi remained unbeaten on 52, scoring clobbering five boundaries in his 42-ball knock. Rohit Sharma, Rahul Bansal and Ankit Garg took one wicket each for Fighters.

Champions Fighters received Rs 151,000 and Tip Top earned Rs 81,000. Garg was named man-of-the-series while Shubham Agarwal of Hamro Kitchen Panthers collected best batsman award. Sumit Sharma of Tip Top was adjudged the best bowler.

Published: 15-04-2018 08:44

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