Patriots set 133 for Gladiators in second qualifier
December 28, 2017 12:57 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A late innings charge by Indian all-rounder Dipesh Bhandari scoring 22 runs from nine deliveries propelled Lalitpur Patriots total to 132 runs in 20 overs for the loss of six wickets. Another Indian player for Patriots, Jaykishan Kolsawala made 42 runs at top of the innings.
The Patriots innings was struggling at the end after the loss of their skipper Gyanendra Malla for only 20 runs when Aarif Sheikh struck in his last over of the match. Dipesh Bhandari then smashed two fours and two sixes in the last over of the match off Hari Shankar Shah to power Patriots score from 112 for five wickets at the end of 19th over to 132 after the 20th over.
Puneet Mishra, the Indian all-rounder for Bhairahawa Gladiators picked two wickets conceding 28 runs in his four overs to restrict the Patriots total to 132 in 20 overs. He scalped the important wicket of Jaykishan Kolsawala. The opening wicket-keeper batsman for Patriots smashed five fours and two sixes facing 37 deliveries. Sunny Patel, the Indian all-rounder for Patriots, continued his good form scoring another cameo of 24 runs from 18 deliveries that included two fours and a six.
Earlier, Bhairahawa Gladiators won the toss and elected to bowl first in the Qualifier 2 of Everest Premier League 2017. Biratnagar Warriors has already reached the finals of the EPL yesterday after defeating Gladiators. Patriots defeated Pokhara Rhinos in Eliminator to reach the second qualifier.