A spirited bowling overall performance helped Nepal Police Club win the healthy towards Tribhuvan Army Club by using 50 runs to tightly closed its 1/3 win in the course of the Group B fit of Prime Minister Cup One-Day Cricket Tournament played at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday. Army was once brushed aside for 111 runs chasing the target of 162 runs.
At 4-64 at some stage in the Army chase, the suit hanged on stability as left-arm spinner Lalit Rajbanshi pushed aside Rohit Kumar Paudel and Karan KC to put Police Club in the driver seat. Paudel batting on sixteen runs had faced 37 deliveries before dropping its stumps to Rajbanshi delivery. Similarly, KC used to be trapped LBW on a run.
Player of the healthy Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee had supplied a desirable begin to the defense as each shared two wickets each in respective monetary spells. Likewise, Sagar Dhakal and Pawan Sarraf shared a wicket every as Army used to be folded out in 42.3 overs.
Hari Bahadur Chauhan pinnacle scored for Army with 34 runs off 97 deliveries which blanketed two boundaries. Likewise, opening batsman Raju Rijal regarded in proper contact scoring sixteen runs off 27 deliveries before getting out to Airee.
Earlier, Army had won the toss and invited Police Club to bat first. Skipper Manjeet Shrestha top scored for the Police team staying unbeaten on 36 runs off 62 deliveries coming in to bat at number nine position. Likewise, Sheikh scored indispensable 34 runs off fifty four deliveries which included two boundaries.
Airee seemed in exact form for his 29 runs earlier than dropping his stumps to Shahab Alam who registered four wickets in the match. KC chipped with two wickets whereas Jeetendra Mukhiya, Susan Bhari and Kushal Malla shared a wicket every to assist restriction Police for 161 runs in 48.4 overs.
Army has performed its four gourp suits with three wins and a loss. Army has six points and sits on top of the points table. Similarly, Police Club’s third win on the trot has helped them remain at 2nd role on the table. The fit between Police Club and Province 2 will be indispensable to decide the 2d semifinalist as Army, in both cases, with a finest internet run-rate than each the groups will be advancing to the next round.
The Province 2 has kept its semifinal hopes alive with an astounding win of 161 runs against Province 1 in a Group B in shape performed at Mulpani Cricket Ground on equal day.
Province 2 with four factors and 0.88 net run-rate after the completion of three suits is on third position behind Police Club which has six points and net run-rate of 1.47. The Province 2 versus Police Club will face on Sunday to decide the 2nd semifinalist as Army has already secured its vicinity after six factors with a most excellent net run-rate of 1.75.
Kumar Thapa registered a file seven-wicket-haul as Province 1 was bundled out for 104 runs in 28.5 overs to assist Province 2 win by way of 161 runs and impervious its 2d win in three matches. two Thapa conceded 22 runs at some stage in eight-over spell. He stored three maiden overs. It is a file nice bowling figures in history of PM Cup’s three editions. Similarly, tempo bowler Divyanshu Mallick supported the spinner with two wickets. Sunny Pun and Meenash Thapa have been two double-digit scorers of the innings scoring 29 and 26 runs respectively.
Earlier, Province 2 received the toss and elected to bat first as Suraj Patel led the batting charge with his unbeaten seventy eight runs off 70 deliveries which blanketed six boundaries and three sixes. He was supported by using Rashid Khan’s 47 runs off 31 deliveries which protected two boundaries and 5 sixes.
Similarly, Haseem Ansari, Ravi Sah and Bishal Sushling chipped with 20 runs every whereas skipper Mehboob Alam scored 19 runs. The player of the match of closing match, Hari Shankar Shah scored 31 runs opening the batting off sixty five deliveries which covered three boundaries. Province2 scored 265 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs. Province 1 skipper Puspa Thapa picked up three wickets supported by means of Saroj Basnet’s two wickets. Similarly, Mukund Yadav, Firdose Ansari and Kamal Khatri shared a wicket each.
Province 2 will face Nepal Police Club on Sunday at Kirtipur whereas Armed Police Force Club and Province 5 will clash at Mulpani on identical day.