KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the play-off under the ICC World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Chasing the target of 115 runs set by PNG, Nepal met the target losing four wickets with remaining 162 balls. Nepal reached the target of 115 runs with the contribution of half-century score by Dipendra Singh Airee including one four and three sixes off 58 balls.
Aarif Sheikh hit 26 runs off 42 balls including one four before returning to the pavilion.
Earlier, after losing the toss, Papua New Guinea (PNG) was sent to bat first and set a 115-run target for Nepal losing all wickets in 27.2 overs in the play-off match.
CJA Amini scored highest 19 runs including one four off 18 balls while J Kila made 15 including two fours off 20 balls while TP Ura got contributed runs.
Sandeep Lamichhane and Deependra Singh Airee picked four wickets each and Sompal Kami and Karan KC took one wicket for Nepal.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