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Chauraha, Attariya suffer back to back loss

Apr 13, 2017 | Eddie Van Brooks |

Paras Khadka's Team Chauraha Dhangadhi and Gyanendra Malla's CYC Attariya lost their second consecutive matches in the Sagarmatha Cement Dhangadhi Premier League on Wednesday.

While Chauraha lost the first match of the day by 11 runs in a low scoring tie, Attariya were crushed by eight wickets after bundling out the former for just 92 runs in 20 overs.

Kings reached 93-2 in 11.5 overs after youngsters Aasif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee scored freely forging a 67-run partnership for the second wicket.

After Kings lost openers Amit Shrestha (one) and Aakash Thapa (one), Aasif made the most of two reprieves from Pradeep Airee to make 46 not out off 37 balls. The man-of-the-match hit five fours and two sixes. Dipendra was unbeaten on 26 off 19 with two sixes and a four.

Earlier, Mehboob Alam top scored for Attariya making 27 off 34 with two sixes and as many boundaries, while Karan KC took them close to triple figures scoring 17 off 14 with two fours. Gyanendra made 14 off 12 with two hits to the fence.

In the first match of the day, Iconics registered their first win of the tournament despite making a low total of 105-6. Chauraha saw a terrible collapse once they lost skipper Paras as the whole team was bundled out for just 94 runs in 17.4 overs.

Chauraha were right on the chase at 76-3 with their skipper making a run-a-ball 23 hitting two sixes and a four. But once Siddhant Lohani got rid of Paras, the terrible collapse began for Charuaha.

They lost another set batsman Prithu Baskota in 16th over and ultimately lost the last six wickets for just four runs. Aarif Sheikh was Chauraha's next best scorer making 22 off 32 with three fours and Prithu made 19 off 17 with two fours and a six.

Avinash Karn picked up 3-12 from three overs for Iconics, while Lalit Singh Bhandari and Chandra Sawad had two scalps apiece.

Iconics had a dream start after Sagar Pun and Sunil Dhamala stitched a 57-run partnership for the first wicket inside 13 overs in a difficult pitch to bat on. But Sagar's dismissal put brakes on the run flow only to see Siddhant smashing some big shots to help them cross triple figures.

Siddhant struck two sixes and a four in his 20-ball 27 not out. Sunil top scored for Iconics with 39 off 37 hitting five boundaries and Sagar made 20 off 43 with two fours. Ramnaresh Giri and Aarif picked up two wickes each for Chauraha.


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