Nepal Police entered final after defeating Kathmandu
Kathmandu: Nepal Police Club has entered the final of the Kathmandu Mayor’s Cup One-Day Men’s Cricket Tournament with the victory.
Police entered the final by defeating Kathmandu Mayor-11 by 103 runs in a match played at TU Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Batting in reply to the target of 198 runs set by the police, Kathmandu were bowled out for 94 in 31 overs.
Captain Sandeep Lamichhane top scored for Kathmandu with 26 runs. Similarly, Krishna Karki added 19 runs while Siddhant Lohani added 18 runs. Other players from Kathmandu could not add double digits.
Pawan Sarraf of Police took 4 wickets to wrap up Kathmandu cheaply. He became the player of the match and spent only 16 runs. Similarly, Dipendra Singh Airy took 3 wickets and Lalit Rajbanshi took 2 wickets.
Earlier, batting first after losing the toss, Police were all out for 197 runs in 47 overs. Yogendra Singh Karki top-scored for the Police with 40 runs. He struck four fours in 55 balls.
Similarly, Kushal Bhurtel added 34 runs while Pawan Sarraf scored 28 runs. Dipendra Singh Airy was out for 24 while Sunil Dhamala was out for 22 and Dilip Nath for 12.
Captain Sandeep Lamichhane, Harishankar Sah and Bipin Khatri took 3-3 wickets for Kathmandu.
This is the third victory of the police in the competition. With this victory, the police reached the final by adding 6 points in 4 games.
The police is also at the top of the table.
This is the second defeat of Kathmandu. Kathmandu has added 2 points in 3 games. Kathmandu, which is in the third position, is also likely to reach the final.