KATHMANDU, June 6: Departmental Nepal Police Club (NPC) entered the finals of the ongoing Prime Minister Cup One-Day National Cricket Men's Cricket Tournament by defeating departmental Armed Police Force (APF) by five wickets in today's match at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
Invited to bat first after losing the toss, APF posted a meager 42-run target against NPC, which the team achieved in 9.3 overs losing five wickets. APF made only 41 runs in 22.1 overs at the loss of all wickets. For NPC, Paban Sarraf remained unbeaten on 21 runs, while Dipendra Singh Airee contributed 13.
Likewise, Captain Basanta Regmi claimed three wickets for APF and Sharad Bheshwakar two. No cricketers made double digit runs for APF. Bheshwakar made 7, while Prithu Baskota 7, Amar Singh Rautela 6 and Sandip Jora 5.
For NPC, Lalit Narayan Rajbamshi took four wickets, while Kushal Bhurtel and Sagar Dhakal claimed three wickets each. NCP and departmental Tribhuvan Army Club are competing in the finals on June 8.