Khadka, good fielding effort restrict Rhinos to 122
December 20, 2017 11:02 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Paras Khadka’s three wickets and a good all-round fielding effort from Biratnagar Warriors have restricted Pokhara Rhinos to 122 runs in 20 overs. Plenty of runs were saved by Warriors fielders as Rhinos batsmen couldn’t cut loose at the end overs.
Similar to end of Lalitpur Patriots innings in last match, Warriors bowlers led by Karan KC delivered disciplined line and lengths to restrict Rhinos batsmen from getting away with big shots.
Earlier, Biratnagar won the toss and invited Pokhara Rhinos to bat first. Israrullah continued his innings where he left against Chitwan Tigers and scored a six in only second over of the match. However, Warriros skipper Paras Khadka struck in his first over removing Israrullah. He again dismissed Binod Bhandari and Shakti Gauchan to leave Pokhara reeling on five for 69 in 14th over.
Rajesh Pulami scored 30 runs for his team. Saurav Khanal and Taaj Wali collected important runs at the end overs scoring 16 and 18 runs respectively.
Biratnagar has also been awarded five penalty runs and will start their innings with five runs already on the board. The last duo of Pokhara Rhinos ran on the protected area of the pitch which cost them penalty runs.