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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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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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