DHANGADHI — Kathmandu Goldens has defeated Dhangadhi Team Chauraha by seven wickets at the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) cricket tournament in the opening match underway at Seti Zone Police Cricket Ground in Dhangadhi on Saturday.
Sent in to bat first after losing the toss, Dhangadhi Team Chauraha had set a 146-run target for Kathmandu Goldens. In reply, chasing the 146-run target set by Team Chauraha, Kathmandu Goldens achieved the target in 18.4 overs, losing only three wickets.
Amit Shrestha top-scored with 81 runs studded with four sixes and nine fours off 65 balls and remained not out leading the team to victory.
Similarly, Naresh Budayair made 24 runs including two sixes and one four off 18 balls while Jaykishan Anilbhai Kolsawala contributed 16 runs including one six and one four off 13 balls before being bowled out by Samsad Sheikh.
Samsad Sheikh and Sunil Dhamala took two and one wickets each for Team Chauraha. Likewise, K Mahato and Sunny Patel, and Rashaid Khan claimed one wicket each.
Dhangadhi Team Chauraha made 145 runs losing six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Snil Dhamala made top-scored with 68 runs including eight fours and two sixes off 57 balls, S Rana made 36 runs including five fours off 31 balls while R Rijal hit 11 rusn off eight balls and remained not out.
Total of six teams Dhangadhi Team Chauraha, Kathmandu Goldens, Biratnagar Kings, CYC Attariya, Mahendranagar United, Rupandehi Challengers are taking part in the tournament.Follow @gorkhapost
Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title
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.
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.Follow @gorkhapost