Ncell toppled heavyweights Civil Bank to claim the title of the Qatar Airways Corporate Indoor 8’s Tournament on Saturday.
In the final match at the Royal Indoor Cricket in Golfutaar Ncell edged Civil — who boasted former U-19 national team cricketers Raj Shrestha and Abhaya Rana — by eight runs.
Batting first in the 16-over match, Ncell made 172 with Saurav Shah making 34 runs. Abhaya Rana picked up three wickets for Civil who in reply were restricted to just 164 runs. Raj Shrestha top scored with 28 runs for the losing side.
Saurav put an all round display picking up three wickets. Earlier in the semi-finals, Saurav chipped in 34 as Ncell hammered NIC Asia by 95 runs. In another semi-final, Civil routed Janata Bank by 195 runs.
Civil posted a tournament-high 219 in 16 overs after bundling out Janata for just 24 runs. Bhola Bista top scored with 51 runs for Civil. NIC Asia were limited to 93 runs by Ncell who replied with 188 runs.
Bhola was adjudged the man-of-the-series for making 147 runs and picking up 19 wickets throughout the tournament. Basanta of Hotel Radisson was named the best batsman for his 85 runs and Raj was the best bowler for picking up 12 wickets during the league stages. YetiHolidays were given the Fair Play Team honour.
*Final**Civil Bank Vs Ncell*Ncell 172 Runs in 16 overs, Saurav Shah made 38 runs for ncell.Abhay Rana took 3 wkts for Civil Bank.Civil Bank 164 runs in 16 overs. Raj Shrestha made 28 runs for Civil Bank.Saurav Shah took 3 wkts for Ncell.Ncell Won the final by 8 runs.Man of the Series : Bhola Bista (civil bank) 147 runs and 19 wkts in wholetournament.Best Batsman : Basanta (Radisson Hotel) 85 runs in league.Best Bowler : Raj Shrestha (Civil Bank) 12 wkts in league.Fair Play : Yeti Holidays