June 15, 2024

Captain Rohit Paudel’s half-century and bivek Yadav’s explosive batting helped Biratnagar Super Kings set a strong target of 183 runs to Kathmandu Knights in the eliminator match of Nepal T20 League.

After winning the toss at the TU Cricket Ground, Biratnagar was invited to bat first and scored 182 runs losing 6 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs. Rohit Paudel of Biratnagar was dismissed for 61 runs off 49 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. This is Rohit’s fourth fifty in the Nepal T20 League. Rohit took an edge from the spinner Anil Kharel and was caught out by Sourav Khanal at fine leg.

Along with this, Rohit has risen to the second position among the batsmen who scored the most runs. While Rohit scored 347 runs, Far West United’s Hashmatullah Shahidi is at the top with 400 runs. Vivek Yadav remained unbeaten on 46 runs off 18 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes. In the first four balls of the last over, Vivek hit Kamal singh Airi for two fours and two sixes, setting the foundation for a good total.

Biratnagar got off to a poor start 5-2 after opener Gauranshu Sharma was dismissed for one run and Arjun Saud for two runs. Rohit and Hussain Talat shared a partnership of 98 runs for the third wicket. Talat was dismissed for 38 runs off 23 balls with 1 four and 3 sixes. He was caught out by Saurabh Khanal at slip off Talat Kharel.

While Prithu Banskota was dismissed for one run, Raj Nannan remained unbeaten on 23 runs with 1 four and 1 six off 17 balls.

Anil Kharel of Kathmandu spent 37 runs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets. Gautam KC took 1 wicket for 20 runs in 4 overs. Kamalsingh Airey and Abhinash Bohra took one wicket each.

The winner of this match will advance to the second qualifier. Janakpur and the winner of this match will meet in the second qualifier. In the first match, Lumbini All Stars defeated Janakpur by 6 runs and qualified for the final.

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