Suman Uday smashed an unbeaten 92 from 52 balls as Triton International College underlined their title credentials with 57-run crushing victory over Himalayan White House that took them into the semi-final of the first KU Inter University Twenty20 Cricket Tournament on Wednesday.
Earlier in the first quarter-final match of the day, KEC eased to a five-wicket victory over Nepalese Army Institute of Health Science (NAIHS) riding on a gritty half century from Nirmal Pandit.
Man-of-the-match Suman’s fiery knock was the highlight of the day as he punished White House bowlers slamming 13 boundaries and two sixes taking his team to 202-2 – the highest total of the tournament – in 20 overs.
Sanjay Shrestha also chipped in an important 49 from 34 hitting four sixes and three boundaries to compound White House misery. Indra Kamal Manadhar starred with the ball picking up five wickets as White House were 145 all out in 18.3 overs.
Prakash Bista also picked up two wickets in Triton’s victory. Bibek Basnet made 27 off 18 for White House with two sixes and two hits to the fence, while Abhay Poudel made 26 off 28 hitting five boundaries. Krishna Prasad Mainali made 23 off 10 with two sixes and as many fours.
KEC bowled well to send NAIHS packing for just 108 in 19.4 overs and Nirmal Pandit replied with an exact 50 to lead the team’s reply of 109-5 in 17.5 overs. Nirmal’s 36-ball innings included six boundaries and two sixes. Amrit Neupane took two wickets for NAIHS.
Ravi Timalsina (2-15) and Saroj Ghimire (2-18) shared four wickets between them to prevent NAIHS from posting any formidable score. Bishal Khadka was their only batsman to play with some resilience making 28 off 33. Akash Khatri (16) and Uday Shrestha (13) were among the double figure getters.