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DPL 2: Mahendranagar United defeat Biratnagar Kings

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DHANGADHI — Mahendranagar United have defeated national team captain Paras Khadka led team Biratnagar Kings by 33 runs in the second match of Sunday in Dhangadhi Premier League T-20 Cricket Tournament.

At SSP grounds of Dhangadhi, United won the toss and chose to bat before making a total of 168-5 in their allotted 20 overs.

In reply chasing 169 run-target set by Mahendranagar United, Biratnagar Kings managed to reach 135 runs only losing all the wickets in 19 overs.

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Puneet Mehra made highest 38 runs not for Mahendrnagar United. Likewise, Captain Binod Bhandari, Punit Bist, Aarif Sheikh, Hari Shankar Shahscorred 35, 24, 20,19 runs respectively. Likewise, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Paudel garnered equal 9 runs.

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SAFF Championship : Nepal crash out after 3-0 defeat against Maldives

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KATHMANDU — Maldives has defeated Nepal 3-0 and entered final of the SAFF Championship held at Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Wednesday.

Maldivian defender Akram Abdul Ghanee scored the first goal against Nepal at the ninth minute utilizing a free-kick allotted for Maldives for the foul committed my Bimal Gharti Magar.

With this win, Maldives have booked their place in the final of the championship for the fifth time.

The game was briefly stopped after 27 minutes on the clock due to thunderstorm. Upon resumption of the game, Nepal boasted a huge possession with the ball but lacked the finishing touch in front of opposition goal.

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Maldives doubled the score with Ibrahim Waheed Hassan’s scored second goal at the 84th minute by shooting the ball from the center of the box.

Then Waheed Hassan scored the third goal against Nepal at the 87th minute capitalizing on the pass given by Abdulla Asadhulla.

The next edition of the SAFF Championship would be held in Pakistan.

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