Half centuries from Joshi duo Prabin and Rabin took Triton International College into the quarter-finals of the first KU University Twenty20 Cricket Tournament in Dhulikhel on Monday.
Triton defeated KIST Medical College ‘A’ by eight wickets. Batting first, KIST ‘A’ made 139-6 in 17 overs following a powerpacked 25-ball 56 from Sanjeev K Jha. Prabin and Robin built a solid reply with 64 each to help Triton reach 140-2 in just 8.4 overs.
Prabin hit seven boundaries and sixes in just 23 balls, while Robin clobbered 11 boundaries and two hits over the fence. Suman Basel and Santosh KC took one wicket earch for the losing side.
Earlier, Sanjeev made the most impact in KIST’s innings hitting seven sixes and two boundaries. Prabesh Khatri hit three sixes and one boundary in his 30-ball 32 and Robin Joshi made 12 off 14. Keshav Pant took three wickets for Triton, while Indra Kamal Manandhar and Srijan Subedi had one scalp apiece.
In another match, a brilliant century from Nishant Joshi saw Nepal Engineering College (NEC) ‘A’ crushed Patan Academy of Health Science (PAHS) by 65 runs in a 17-over-a-side game.Nishant smashed a sensational 111 off 48 deliveries as NEC ‘A’ piled a mammoth 192-7.
Nishant’s whirlwind knock included 10 boundaries and nine sixes. Utkarsha Sigdel also made 27 off 26. Rishab Sharma took three wickets for PAHS, while Abhishek Sharma and Sulav Basnet got two wickets apiece.
PAHS, in reply, could only muster 127-5. Sanjay K Jaiswal made 42 off 25 with five boundaries and two sixes. Jitendra Nayak took two wickets for NEC ‘A’.