December 21, 2017 01:02 PM NPT
By: Rajan Shah
Rohit Poudel/EPL 2017/Photo: Bijay Gajmer
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Rohit played a sensational cameo of 31 runs from 11 deliveries which included 14 runs in Mehboob Alam’s last three deliveries of his spell to get Gladiators over the line by four wickets from tricky situation when they lost Puneet Bisht. Bhairahawa now has won two matches in the tournament.
Puneet Bisht made well-timed 50 runs from 38 deliveries including beautiful shots all around the ground. However, Aarif Sheikh and Rohit Poudel sealed the match for Gladiators. Yogesh Nagar picked up two wickets for Patriots supported by Sandeep Lamichhane and Subodh Bhati’s one each.
Bhairahawa Gladiators won the toss and elected to bowl first in the sixth match of the Everest Premier League 2017. Dipesh Shrestha, who picked up three wickets in last match, continued his fine form by removing half-centurion of Lalitpur’s last match Pawan Sarraf and Jaykishan Kolsawala in his opening spell.
Lalitpur skipper Gyanendra Malla started the recovery work playing an innings of 42 runs which included two fours and three sixes to spectators delight. He was undone by a Punet Mehra delivery losing stumps to. Yogesh Nagar , the former Delhi Daredevils player scored his first fifty of the tournament in 33 deliveries scoring seven fours and a six when Lalitpur looked getting that 150 mark during his stay at the crease. He was dismissed by again Dipesh Shrestha who took his tally to six wickets for the tournament. Aarif Sheikh provided the late blows at the slog overs preventing Lalitpur from getting to that 150 mark.
Patriots end up with 141 runs losing nine wickets in 20 overs.