Team Chauraha wins DPL title

DHANGADHI — Dhangadi Team Chauraha has won the title of Sagarmatha Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) on Saturday defeating Biratnagar Kings by 62 runs.

During the match played at the SSP Cricket Grounds in Dhangadhi, skipper Paras Khadka’s Team Chauraha registered a 62-run victory over Biratnagar Kings-led by Sharad Vesawkar.

Both the teams had reached into the final of the tournament defeating Rupandehi Challengers in playoff matches.

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Vesawkar’s Biratnagar Teams was all out in 97 runs in 18.1 over. Following the target of 160 runs set by Team Chauraha, Biratnagar Kings landed in the crease. However, the team could not reach out the target.

Pranit Thapa Magar was the highest scorer with 27 runs off 22 balls for Biratnagar Kings with contribution of three fours and single six and Amit Shrestha could only score 26 runs with four fours.

Captain Sarad Veswakar was caught out by Prithu Baskota with just two runs.

For Team Chauraha, Sushan Bhari took three wickets spending 18 runs and Aarif Sheikh and Saurav Khanal hit two wickets each.

Earlier, Team Chauraha won the toss and decided to bat first.  With the loss of five wickets, Team Chauraha scored 159 runs in 20 overs.

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For Team Chauraha, Aarif Sheikh scored highest 54 runs off 47 balls with four fours and four sixes. Likewise, Captain Paras Khadka made 29 runs including three fours and one six.

For Biratnagar Kings, Sushil Kandel took two wickets spending 32 runs where as Jitendra Mukhiya, Sandeep Lamichhane and Prakash Bista took single wicket each.

The wining Team Chauraha bagged cash prize of Rs 1.5 million with trophy while the Biratnagar Kings received Rs 700,000 cash prize.