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Province 3 to meet Province 5 in U-16 final

Apr 07, 2019 | CN Staff |

Province 3 and Province 5 set the title clash of the U-16 National Cricket League winning their respective semi-final matches on Sunday.

In the first match of the day, Province 3 defeated Province 2 by 15 runs on the back of a half century from Aaish Bhattarai. Put in to bat first, Province 3 were 154 all out in 29 overs. Province 2, in reply, mustered just 139 all out in 28.5 overs.

Prashant Singh raised some hopes for Province 2 smashing a 10-ball 22 with two sixes and a boundary leaving his side with just 17 to get from last 15 deliveries. However, Deepak Bohora removed Singh to hand Province 3 a place in the final.

Parashuram Yadav top scored for Province 2 with 31 runs from 30 deliveries with three hits to the fence. He shared 46 runs for the fifth wicket with Rohak BK (20) to keep Province 2 in the game.

Sakriya Karki took 3-24 from 5.5 overs for Province 3. Deepak and Tilak Bhandari also had two scalps apiece.

Earlier, man-of-the-match Aaish Bhattarai did the majority of scoring for Province 3 making a 66-ball 77 with eight fours and two sixes. He began with a 47-run stand with Deepak (10) and 56 runs for the third with Prashant Kamat (14) before falling in the 20th over.

With Aaish's departure, Province 3 went on to lose eight wickets for just 41 runs. Nikhil Singh took three as Bishal Patel and Sheikh Imran also had two scalps apiece for Province 2.

The second semi-final was reduced to 22-over-a-side and three wickets each from Ramesh Kurmi and Bishal Bikram KC helped Province 5 bundle out Province 7 for just 77 runs in 18.5 overs. Rahul Bhandari made 19 and skipper Suwash Ayer contributed 18 runs to their total. Suraj Khadka also took two wickets for Province 5.

Man-of-the-match Bikram returned with the bat to make 21 not out from 24 balls with a six and a four leading Province 5 to 78-4 in 19.2 overs. Opener Sushant Thapa also made 22 from 35 with three hits to the fence. Suwash also took three wickets for Province 7.


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