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DPL 2 : Dhangadhi Churaha defeats Mahendranagar United by 8 wickets

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has defeated Mahendranagar United by 8 wickets in the ongoing Dhangadhi Premier League T-20 cricket tournament on Tuesday.

Chasing the 132 runs target given by Mahendranagar United at the Seti Zone Police Cricket Ground,Dhangadhi Team met the target in 18 overs losing 2 wickets.

Sunil Dhamala made 45 runs with 3 fours and 2 sixes in 46 balls. Likewise Rohan Mustafa, Asfaq Ahamad, Sonu Tamang made 39, 30 and 15 runs respectively.

Abinash Karna and Punit Mehra took 1 wicket each for Mahendranagar United.

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Earlier, Mahendranagar united lost the toss and elected for bats and garnered 131 runs against Dhangadhi Team in 20 overs losing 8 wickets.

Punit Mehra obtained 40 runs with 4 fours and 2 sixes for Mahendrnagar United. Likewise, Bhuwan Karki, Punit Bista, and Binod Bhandari made 32, 24, 10 runs respectively for Mahendranagar.

Lalit Bhandari took 4 wickets and Sompal Kami and Samsed Seikh took 1 wicket each for Dhangadhi Team.

Earlier in the first match today, Mahendranagar United defeated Biratnagar Kings.

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France beats Croatia 4-2 to clinch 2nd World Cup title

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MOSCOW — France has clinched its second FIFA World Cup title after beating Croatia 4-2 in the finals in Moscow on Sunday in the highest-scoring final since 1966.

France led 2-1 at halftime courtesy of the first own-goal and the first video-reviewed penalty in a World Cup final. The own-goal off the top of Mario Mandzukic’s head was the 12th of the tournament.

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana initially didn’t call the handball but awarded the spot kick after a video review – the first time in a World Cup final. Antoine Griezmann converted the penalty to put France back in front.

Croatia rallied to equalize with a terrific left-foot strike by Ivan Perisic; however France took the lead right back when Perisic handled the ball in his own penalty area.

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The match was temporarily disrupted when four pitch invaders ran onto the field in the 52nd minute before being dragged away by security and police.

Punk rock group Pussy Riot quickly claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion via social media, saying it was a protest aimed at ending illegal arrests of protesters and to allow political competition in Russia.

Play resumed and France quickly took a 4-1 lead with goals from Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe in the 59th and 65th minutes.

Croatia was playing in its first World Cup final. For France, it was a first World Cup crown since winning on home soil in 1998.

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