Nepal clean sweep series
Posted by Prabin the सोभित on शुक्रवार, अप्रील 4, 2008
The Himalayan Times, Lalitpur, April 3:
Hosts Nepal completed a clean sweep of the first Indo-Nepal International Youth Twenty20 Cricket Series against visiting Indian side at the Pulchowk Engineering College today.
The Senior Nepali team won by 108 runs and U-19 team beat the visitors by 40 runs. The hosts had won the Under-17 match on Wednesday.
Batting first, the Senior Nepali team scored 184 and packed Indian team for 76 in 16 overs. Skipper Mehboob Alam scored an explosive 53 off 23 balls that included six sixes and two fours. Yaswant Subedi made quickfire 40 from 30 balls. Rahul Kumar BK chipped in 26-ball 36.
In reply, Mahesh Goshwal top-scored with 23-ball 22. Alam took three and Santosh Baral and Basanta Regmi two wickets each for the hosts.
In the U-19 clash, Nepal scored 146-5. Das made 49 while Karki scored 48. Sunam Gautam took four and Ritesh Singh three wickets for Nepal.
On Wednesday, THE KATHMANDU POST news
Prithu leads Nepal to victory
KATHMANDU, April 2 – Nepal Select U-17 XI defeated All India Youth Twenty20 Federation U-17 team by 65 runs in the First Indo-Nepal Youth Twenty 20 Cricket Series at the Pulchowk Engineering College Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Captain Prithu Baskota scored 36 while Subendu Pandey contributed 24 as Nepal made a respectable total of 143 before being bowled out off the last ball of the innings. Sharan picked up 4/18 in his four overs for the visitors. Man-of-the-match Prithu then took the responsibility with the ball taking 3/18 in his three overs to bundle the Indians out for 68 runs in 14.1 overs. Pradeep Aire, Subendu and Ayush Sharma all chipped in with a wicket each. S
haran was the top contributor with the bat too for the losing side with 11. Nepal Select U-19 XI and Nepal Senior Select XI are in action against the respective teams of the federation on Thursday.