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CMG Sankata advances to quarter-finals of Far-western Khaptad Gold Cup

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DHANGADHI — CMG Club Sankata has defeated Dharan Football Club in sudden death and advanced to the quarter-finals of the second International Invitational Nepal Ice Farwest Khaptad Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the Dhangadhi Stadium on Sunday.

Sankata won in the seventh penalty attempt after the match was pushed to sudden death as full and extra time ended in goal-less draw.

Sankata’s Abhisek Rijal sealed the victory in sudden death after custodian Binay Shrestha saved a shot from Dharan’s Roshan Khadka. The Kathmandu-based ‘A’ division outfit became the third team to register victory on penalties.

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Likewise, other players of Sankata — Anil Gurung, Bishwo Adhikari and Saroj Dahal — converted their shots from the spot, while Dharan’s goalie Roshan Khadka saved shots from Sushil Lama and Bhusan Subba.

Bartaman Rai, Roman Limbu and Suraj BK scored for Dharan on penalties, while Subodh Shahi hit wide and Saujan Rai was denied by Sankata goalkeeper Binay Shrestha.

The shot of Dharan’s Prakash Budhathoki was stopped by Sankata goalie Binay Shrestha.

Binay Shrestha continued his heroics by saving three more penalties during shoot-out and sudden-death to deliver his team a victory. Shrestha won ‘Medical Studies and Health Sciences’ man-of-the-match with Rs 10,000 in cash prize for saving four penalties on the day.

After the winning, Sankata’s coach Salyan Khadgi said that they were under pressure during the first half of the match.

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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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