KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Anil Sah’s blistering innings of 47 runs supported by Paras Khadka’s 38 and Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat’s quick-fire cameo of 34 propelled Biratnagar Warriors to 150 for the loss of six wickets, the highest total of the tournament so far. Lalitpur Patriots won the toss and elected to bowl first again following the suit from their victory in first match against Kathmandu Kings XI.
Hong Kong import Anshuman Rath opened the batting for Biratnagar Warriors scoring 14 runs in his first outing in Nepal. He was jpined by Babar Hayat after Aasif Sheikh was dismissed by Sudesh Bhati delivery caught excellently by Gyanendra Malla at slips. However, the fire was provided by Anil Sah who blasted three sixes and two fours before missing the half century by three runs. He was twice dropped by Lalitpur fielders as they struggled to control fielding woes thourghout the match conceding extra runs by wides and over throws.
Patriots' Sandeep Lamichhane was pick of the bowlers dismissing both the Hong Kong batsmen Anshuman Rath and Babar Hayat.