KATHMANDU, April 4: Kathmandu Goldens has defeated CYC Attariya by 11 runs at the Dhangadhi Premier League underway at Seti Zone Police Cricket Ground on Wednesday.
Attariya failed to reach the target of 138 runs set by Kathmandu Goldens and made only 126 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Except four players of Attariya, none others scored double digits while chasing the target.
Gaurab Chitkara top-scored with 36 runs including four sixes and one four off 26 balls, Vipin Chandra made 26 runs including two sixes and one four off 24 balls while Sandeep Jhora contributed 21 runs including one six and two fours off 21 balls.
Goldens’ Suboth Bhati took highest three wickets of its opponent conceding 10 runs in four overs, while Sunny Patel and Rashid Khan grabbed two wickets each piling pressure on Attariya.
Earlier, winning the toss and electing to bat first, Goldens made 137 runs losing nine wickets in 20 overs. Skipper Gyanendra Malla top-scored with 57 runs including three sixes and four fours off 63 balls, Naresh Budayair made 27 runs including two sixes and two fours off 17 balls while Rashid Khan contributed 16 runs off nine balls.
In reply, S Urao claimed highest three wickets of Goldens giving away 19 runs in four overs, V Chandra and K Karki took two wickets each giving away 12 and 30 runs.
Suboth Bhati was declared man of the match.
As many as six teams – Dhangadhi Team Chauraha, Kathmandu Goldens, Biratnagar Kings, CYC Attariya, Mahendranagar United, Rupandehi Challengers – are taking part in the DPL cricket tournament. The tournament which started on March 31 will come to an end on April 13.