Malpokhari crush DCA, Oasis edge RautahatMalpokhari Cricket Club and Oasis Cricket Academy filed contrasting victories to enter the semi-finals of the Rautahat Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament on Saturday.
Malpokhari Cricket Club and Oasis Cricket Academy filed contrasting victories to enter the semi-finals of the Rautahat Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament on Saturday.
In the first match of the day, Malpokhari upstaged some big names to hammer Dhangadhi Cricket Academy (DCA) by nine wickets on the back of a match-winning second wicket partnership between Khadak Bohora and Sohan Yadav. Oasis, meanwhile, struggled to beat hosts Rautahat XI by four wickets in a low-scoring game.
Malpokari’s clinical chase was the toast of the day after after they bundled out an experienced DCA side for just 118 runs in 19.2 overs. Malpokhari chased the target in just 14.1 overs.
Malpokhari lost opener Deepak Bohora (12) with 30 runs on board before Khadak and Yadav shared 90-run unbroken stand for second wicket. Man-of-the-match Khadak made 59 off 45 with five boundaries and two sixes, while Yadav chipped in a 24-ball 32. He hit four fours and a six.
Earlier, No 10 batsman Pawan Karki top scored for DCA with a 25-ball 28 that included three hits to the fence and one over the rope. Dipendra Thapa (22) and Narayan Joshi (16) were other notable scorers for them. Kamal Oli and Kamal Khatri took three wickets each for Malpokhari.
Later, Rautahat were 84 all out but they made life difficult for Oasis who crawled to victory target but not before losing six wickets. No 8 batsman Hari Chaudhan steered the team home with a 40-run unbroken stand for the seventh wicket with Roshan Pulami (12). Chauhan made 20 off 16 with two fours.
Suraj Patel (19) and Mehboob Alam (14) made runs in double figures from the top order. Jitendra Mukhiya took three and Shankar Patel had two scalps for the losing side. Patel was also the top scorer for Rautahat making a 13-ball 18 with two maximums. Mukhiya (16) and Bikram Kushwaha (11) were other batsmen to make runs in double figures.
Man-of-the-match Mehboob Alam returned the miserly figures of 3-7 from four overs, while Pushpa Thapa also took three wickets for Oasis.