A 12-year old Subodh Ayer hit the winning boundary as Nepal’s Dhangadhi Cricket Academy (DCA) defeated Royal School by five wickets in their first playing day of Sri Lanka tour on Tuesday.
It was however a mixed day for the Nepali team from the Far-west Region of the country as they lost their second match to Christ Church College by 46 runs.a
The hero of the day was Subodh – the youngest member of the team – as the kid smashed a boundary to seal the victory, said Sita Ram Ojha – a sports journalist currently in Sri Lanka. Subodh ended his innings with 17 unbeaten runs as DCA finished at 92-5 in 18.5 overs after bundling out the local side for just 91.
Skipper Dipendra Thapa also chipped in 30 valuable runs and Bibesh Singh made 29 in their partnership of 50 runs. Earlier, Asuthosh Kunwar picked up four and Bhuwan Thapa took three wickets for DCA.
In the second match, DCA did manage to pick all 10 wickets of Christ Church but by then the local team had already amassed 134 in 19 overs. Ehsan top scored with 30 runs for Christ Church. Asuthosh Kunwar picked up four wickets for DCA and Bhuwan Thapa had two scalps.
DCA in reply were bundled out for just 88 runs in 19 overs. Roshan Adhikari was the only DCA batsman to offer some resistance with 38 runs, while Bibesh was their next best contributor with 10 runs.
DCA – who are scheduled to play eight matches in Sri Lanka – will play two more matches on Wednesday.