Ratna Rajya, Blue Bird secure victoriesBipin Acharya and Subash Khatri took two wickets each for Blue Bird.
Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus and Blue Bird College emerged victorious in the Apex ICC Cup inter-college T20 cricket tournament at the Mulpani Cricket Ground on Friday.
Ratna Rajya defeated Kathmandu School of Law by 48 runs in D/L method despite the KSL’s Bimal Acharya returning a match figure of 5-22. Krishna Pariyar top-scored for Ratna Rajya with 33 and Sandeep Airee collected 17 as Ratna Rajya posted 132-9 in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Yaman Joshi’s 3-6, Aasharaj Ranjit’s 2-7 and Krishna Pariyar’s 2-11 helped Ratna Rajya restrict KSL to 72 in 14.4 overs. Their innings was reduced to 18 and a new target of 121 was set after rain briefly interrupted the match.
In the other game, Blue Bird beat Phoenix by 5 wickets, thanks to a half-century by Nirvik Pathak. Pathak smashed 51 off 46 balls to help his side chase down the 101-run target in 16.5 overs. Sachin Lekhak contributed 31 for Blue Bird. Kiran Chand and Raj Kumar Shah pocketed two wickets apiece for Phoenix.
Phoenix posted 100-9 in 17 overs, with Krish Ayer top-scoring with 35 runs. Bipin Acharya and Subash Khatri took two wickets each for Blue Bird.