KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A disciplined all-round bowling performance from Pokhara Rhinos after winning the toss and electing to bowl has restricted Kathmandu Kings XI for 98 runs in their 20 overs picking up eight wickets. None of the Kings XI batsmen got going and struggled to score throughout the innings. Sagar Pun top-scored for the batting side with 36 runs accumulating 47 deliveries.
Pokhara Rhinos bowlers controlled the run flow from the first over itself when Bikram Sob removed the Kings XI’s heroes of the last match Amit Shrestha and Farveez Maharoof for ducks. Left-arm spinners, led by skipper Shakti Gauchan then delivered 12 overs conceding only 54 runs and sharing five wickets between them. Taj Wali, the Pakistani bowler, picked up one wicket in the match.
The top scorer Sagar Pun’s innings included two fours and a six. The second top scorer was Raju Rijal collecting 17 runs from 29 deliveries he faced at the crease.
Kathmandu Kings XI 98/8 (20 Ov)
Sagar Pun 36 (47) 2 fours, 1 six
Raju Rijal 17 (29) 2 fours
Bikram Sob 3-0-11-2
Susan Bhari 4-0-19-2