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Rajesh's half-century sets up Army's huge win over Province 1

May 26, 2019 | CN Staff |
Rajesh Pulami's splendid batting and Sushan Bhari's economical bowling guided Tribhuwan Army Club (TAC) to their second consecutive victory, beating Province 1 by 113 runs on Sunday at TU cricket ground.

Electing to bat first, Rajesh's consolidated half century stretched TAC's to 204 allout in 45.3 overs before they bundled-out Province 1 on 91 runs in 26.5 overs.

Rajesh top scored for TAC with 56 runs from 93 balls including four boundaries. He shared 48 and 34 runs partnership with Karan KC and Hari Bahadur Chauhan respectively. Hari -- who batted at no.3 -- scored 51-ball 41 that included a six and four boundaries. Karan added 26 runs from 30 deliveries with two sixes and a four. 

Skipper Binod Bhandari also scored 30 runs off 34 balls with a six and four boundaries. Kushal Malla (16) was another man to score in double-digit for the winning side.

Dipesh Kandel was best bowler of the day for Province 1 with the figures of 3-34 in his nine overs. Firdosh Ansari (2-22), Mukund Yadav (2-33) and Siddhant Lohani (2-52) also picked two wickets apiece.

Sushan returned the economical as well as destructive figures to keep Province 1 out of contest. He picked three wickets, giving away just five runs in his 5.5 overs including two maidens. Karan returned the figures of 2-19 in his seven overs while Jitendra Mukhiya (1-16), Shahab Alam (1-21) and Hari (1-6) picked a wicket each.

Rajan Magar -- who batted at no.9 -- scored maximum 23-ball 26 for Province 1 with three fours and a six. Mukund (18) and Ravi Roy (10) were other two batters to score in double-digit for Province 1. Big names like of Siddhant Lohani (4 off 18) and Puspa Thapa (4 off 10) failed to deliver for Province 1 yet again.


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