HCA knock NPC out

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 16, 2016-

Himalayan Cricket Academy (HCA) ousted Nepal Police Club (NPC) from the first National Inter-club Youth Twenty20 Cricket Championship on Friday.

At the TU grounds, HCA hammered the departmental side by eight wickets to reach the quarter-finals. In another match SS Events rode on a half century from Subash Khakurel to beat Nacchetra Sport Club of Nuwakot by 30 runs, while Baluwatar Cricket Club (BCC) beat Makwanpur Cricket Club of Hetauda by nine wickets at the Pulchowk Engineering College grounds.

NPC were bundled out for just 73 runs in 17.5 overs with only Siddhant Lohani making a notably contribution, scoring 33-ball 34. Bhupendra Thapa then smashed 47 not out off 38 balls guiding HCA to 74-2 in 12.1 overs.  Thapa shared 67-run second wicket stand with Sandeep Zora (18). Earlier, man-of-the-match Yagyaman Kumal took 3-20, while Bhuwan Karki and Abhinash Bohora had two scalps apiece. 

SS made a modest 139-3 and restricted Nachhetra for 109-8 with Puspa Thapa taking 3-21. Rajesh Rimal (21) and Biraj Man Singh Dangol (20) were the notable scorers for Nachhetra. SS events were struggling at 58-3 before Khakurel and Thapa rescued their team with an unbeaten 81-run stand. National team wicketkeeper-batsman Khakurel made 65 off 54 with nine fours, while man-of-the-match Thapa gave an allround performance making 40 off 32 with five boundaries. 

In Pulchowk, Anup Oli and Sonu Tamang shared seven wickets to skittle out Makwanpur for 45 in 16.2 overs. BCC reached 46-1 in six overs with Sunil Lama (20) and Rabin Joshi (24) putting on an unbeaten 42-run partnership for the second wicket. Prem Chhetri (10) was the only Makwanpur batsman to make runs in double figures. Oli took 4-15 and Tamang had the figures of 3-10 from their four-over spells.

Published: 16-01-2016 09:06

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