December 22, 2017 02:48 PM NPT
By: Rajan Shah
EPL 2017/Photo: Bijay Gajmer
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The fastest EPL fifty from just 25 balls completed by Babar Hayat, the Hong Kong Captain, powered Biratnagar Warriors to the highest total of the EPL 2017. Warriors scored 174 in their 20 overs for the loss of eight wickets. Praveen Gupta, from India, registered first 5-wicket-haul of the tournament which included a hat-trick in last over of the match.
The highlight of Babar Hayat’s 81 runs was 30 runs from Dipendra Singh Airee over in which Hayat smashed four back to back sixes. He scored total five fours and six sixes in his innings. The platform was laid by Anshuman Rath who once again looked solid opening the innings for Biratnagar side scoring 41 runs including five fours. Skipper Khadka made 16 runs that included two sixes towards the end of the innings.
Praveen Gupta was the pick of the bowlers registering first five-wicket haul of the tournament which included four wickets in the last over of the Biratnagar innings. He dismissed Anil Sah, Pranit Thapa, and Pushpa Thapa to complete the first hat-trick in the EPL history. Pramesh Kumar, another Indian recruit, chipped in with two wickets.