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Province 2 hammer Province 4 in U-16 cricket

Apr 27, 2018 | Saleena Shrestha |

Province 2 hammered Province 4 by seven wickets in their first Group 'A' match of the Manmohan Memorial Inter Province U-16 National cricket tournament at TU grounds on Friday.


Electing to bat first, Province 4 were skittled out for just 100 in 28.4 overs after Nikhil Singh picked up four wickets. Province 2 then chased down the low total in 13.5 overs losing three wickets.


Anit Baral top scored for Province 4 making 29 off 75 balls hitting two fours while Ishan Shretha (23 off 28 with four boundaries) was another batsman to reach the double digits. Nikhil (4-10 from six overs) and Bibek Yadav (3-30) shared seven wickets between them for Province 2. Byas Yadav also had two scalps and Samsad Mansuri took one wicket. 


Opener Imran Sheikh starred in Province 2 chase making 33 off 29 with five hits towards the fence and one six. Trit Raj Das (28 off 23 with six fours) and Sujit Shah (13 not out from 11 with two boundaries) were other notable contributers in the first victory of Province 2. 


Kiran Poudel, Sujan Gautam and Prem Tamang had one scalp apiece for Province 4.


In the second match, Province 7 crushed Province 5 by 71 runs. Electing to bat first, Province 7 made 169-8 in 30 overs and squeezed out Province 5 for just 98 runs in 23.4 overs.


To ease Province 7 to victory, Binod Khatri scored a half century (52) off 37 balls smashinhg three fours and as many sixes. Rajan Singh made 37 off 59 with three boundaries. Suwash Ayer (20), Rahul Bhandari (13) and Narayan Joshi (12) also contributed for the team. 


Rahul Kumar Launiya and Nabin Bhattarai took two wickets each for Province 5 and Som Sharma had one scalp. 


Province 5 were once cruising at 46-0 but lost their all wickets in a space of 52 runs. Kushal Malla topscored with 32 off 23 hitting five boundaries and a six. Bishal Bikram KC (17) Luniya (12) were other batsmen to reach double digits. 


Man-of-the-match, Narendra Sawad took three wickets and conceded just 14 runs with one maiden in his six-over spell. Narayan Joshi returned the figures of 3-29 in six overs while Suwash and Manoj Lothyal took one wicket each for Province 7. 


Province 3 will now compete against Province 6 in the first match on Saturday and Province 4 will play Province 7.



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