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Puspa, Siddhant guide Province 1 to 181-run victory

May 31, 2019 | CN Staff |
Siddhant Lohani shone with the bat while Puspa Thapa did it with the ball in Province No 1's 181-run victory against Karnali Province at TU cricket ground on Friday.

Province 1 responded with 228-8 in 50 overs after being asked to bat first. Then, Puspa's fifer ensured Province 1's huge win as Karnali could only muster 47 allout in 20.1 overs.

Siddhant broke his sequence of low scores with 90-ball 63 that included seven shots to the fence. Openers, Rajan Magar and Sunny Pun, gave Province 1 a decent start with 24-run opening stand. Sunny scored 34 runs off 63 balls with four boundaries while Rajan scored 22-ball 16 with three fours.

Firdosh Ansari pressed the accelerator padal with 45 runs from 37 balls that included two fours and as many sixes. Skipper Puspa Thapa added 29 runs from 42 deliveries hitting five boundaries. Minash Thapa slammed three fours on his way to scoring run-a-ball 13. 

Diwan Pun returned the figures of 2-30 in his ten overs. Lalit Pyakurel picked two wickets in his ten overs, giving away 34 runs. Similarly, Prakash Jaisi also picked two wickets, but was smashed for 67 runs in his ten overs of bowling spell. 

Karnali Province were never in the match in the second innings with wickets on continuos intervals. Puspa rode over the Karnali's batting line-up with the figures of 6-19 in his 9.1 overs. Likewise, Mukund Yadav picked three in his 10 overs, giving away 22 runs.

Nischal Rawal was lone batsman to score in double-digit for Karnali. He faced 45 balls and smashed two fours on his way to scoring 17 runs. None of the rest batters were able to score in double-digit as skipper Rabindra Jung Shahi's 6 off 10 balls is the second best score on the chart.


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