CIT win by 81 runs, enter semis

Himalayan News Service

Lalitpur, June 9:

College of Science and Technology (CIT) defeated Management Campus of Biratnagar by 81 runs and entered the semi-finals of the second KCC Runing Trophy 2004 cricket tournament here today. CIT joined Kathmandu Don Bosco College, Campion Kathmandu and Himalayan White House in the last four. Batting first, CIT scored 140 runs losing nine wickets in their allotted 30 overs, in which Prashan Lal Shrestha top-scored with 38 off 66 balls. Shrestha was later named man of the match.

Rajeev Shrestha scored 28 runs in his 33-ball innings while Dipendra Rawal and Raju Suwal contributed 17 runs each. For Management Campus, Ayush Malla claimed three wickets conceding 20 runs in six overs. Rishikesh Baral, Amit Thapa, Manish Poudel and Pankaj Thapa grabbed one wicket each. In reply, Management Campus were bowled out for 59 runs in 22.4 overs. Except for Regent Bhandari, who scored 14 off 24 balls, rest of the batsmen failed to reach the double figure mark.

For CIT, Saurabh Shah grabbed three wickets giving away 11 runs in 3.4 overs while Saroj Prakash Sharma took two wickets conceding nine runs in five overs. Manish Udas, Deep Pandey and Bijay Shrestha took one wicket each. The Student Council of Kantipur City College has been organising the event. The Himalayan Times is the official media of the 15-day tournament.