Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) crushed British Infantry Cricket Club by eight wickets in their only Twenty20 Friendly match at the Pulchowk Engineering College grounds on Friday.
The British Army team is in a visit to Nepal for the friendly against TAC. Batting first, the visiting side were bundled out for 102 runs in 19.4 overs. TAC – who recently claimed the Pepsi Standard Chartered National Twenty20 Cricket Tournament title – reached 105-2 in just 12.4 overs.
Naresh Budhayer was instrumental in TAC’s convincing victory slamming 42 off just 24 balls. Naresh hit seven boundaries and a six in his unbeaten knock. Mahesh Chhettri – who plays for Nepalgunj in domestic cricket – proved a better ally for Naresh making 36 off 43 balls that included four boundaries and a six.
Jim Codling was the only successful bowler for the tourists with the figures of 1-19 from his four-over spell.
Earlier, British Infantry failed to make any impact against a disciplined TAC bowling attack where spinners seized the complete control of their innings. Rahul Kumar BK took 2-18 from four overs, while Rajesh Pulami, Anil Mandal and Naresh also took one wicket apiece.
Chandra Sawad was the lonely seamer to pick up a wicket against the British team. Fred Moyman top scored for British team with 16 runs from 20 balls with two hits to the fence. Jim made 14-ball 15 with two fours and Gedian Charles scored 14 off 11 with a six and a four.