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Army beat Three Star 2-1 to enter into semifinals of Khaptard Gold Cup

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DHANGADHI — The Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) entered in to semifinals of ongoing Nepal Ice Sudurpaschim Khaptard Gold Cup on Thursday defeating Three Star Club (TSC) 2-1 played at the Regional Stadium in Dhangadhi.

Army striker Nawayug Shrestha broke the dead-lock on the sixth minute of the game, in first half. The departmental team created numerous chances to double their lead but could not.

Suman Aryal extended the departmental side’s lead in the 49th minute. Nirajan Khadka pulled a goal back for TSC in the 53th minute to make the score 2-1.

TSC could not get back in the game as it wasted multiple chances to score. TAC also failed to utilize a lot of goal scoring opportunities.

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TAC’s skipper Bharat Khawas was declared the man-of-the-match and was rewarded with Rs 10,000 for his contribution.

TSC earlier defeated Jhapa XI 3-1 in its first match of the tournament to reach the quarterfinals on Monday, but the first division club could not continue its journey in the tournament.

During the post-match conference, TSC head coach Megh Raj KC conceded in spite of playing well team’s failure to score goals cost them the match. He said minor errors led TAC to notch two goals which proved them to be costly.

According to the organisers, Rupandehi XI will take on Manang Marshyangdi Club in today’s quarter-final of the tournament.

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Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.

Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.

Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.

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Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.

Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.

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