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Two in two for Yatris as Gorillas open account

Apr 18, 2018 | Saleena Shrestha |
Lumbini Yatris registered their second consecutive victory, while Rolpa Gorillas earned a maiden win in the Nepalgunj Cup Twenty20 cricket tournament on Wednesday.
In the first match at the Kohalpur Cricket Ground, Yatris defeated Dangali Gorkhas by three wickets. Electing to field first, Yatris restricted Gorkhas to just 107-8 in 20 overs. Skipper Amar Singh Routela top scored for the team with 26 runs, while Binayak Giri(24) and Manoj Sunar(17) were next best contributors for Gorkhas. 
Sunil Sunar and Nijamuddin Ansari took two wickets each for Yatris. 
In reply, Yatris chased down the target in 18.5 overs for the loss of seven wickets. Yatris didn't have best of the start and needed their No 6 batsman Baseer Ahmed to sail them across the line. 
Ahmed made 35 off 30 and skipper Krishna Karki chipped in 22 runs. Sandeep Sunar, Routela and Samid Ansari had two scalps each for Gorkhas. Ahmed was declared the man of the match.

In the second match, Rolpa Gorillas go the better of Bardiya Tigers by 21 runs. 
Batting first, Gorillas could only muster 125-6 in 20 overs despite their openers Sher Oli and skipper Saurav Khanal giving a decent start. Sher made 24 runs and Saurav conributed 20 runs to the total. Man of the match Bhim Sarki was the top scorer making 29 runs off 22 balls. 
Akash Bista took two while Naseer Ansari and Hassan Khan took one wickets each. 
Rajbir Singh(28) and skipper Subendu Pandey(21) gave a good start to the Tigers but rest of the batsmen could build on to it. Binod Lama and Meraj Ansaritook two wickets each from their respective four overs spell.
Bardiya will now compete against Palpa Yodhas in the first match on Thursday and Gorillas will lock horns with Banke Blasters.


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