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Pandey’s century guides TU into semis

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Ishan Pandey, Golden Gate University Cricket Cup

Ishan Pandey of Tribhuvan University celebrates his century against Caribbean College during the Golden Gate University Cricket Cup in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Photo: THT

Kathmandu, March 13

Cosmos College and Tribhuvan University ‘A’ advanced to the semi-finals of the Golden Gate University Cricket Cup here at the TU Stadium today.

In the quarter-final matches, Cosmos defeated New Summit College by 47 runs, while TU thrashed Caribbean College by 136 runs riding on Ishan Pandey’s century.

TU scored 207-4 before packing Caribbean for 71 runs in 19.3 overs. TU posted the mammoth total after man-of-the-match Pandey scored a quick fire 70-ball 126 not out with the help of 16 boundaries and five sixes. Skipper Prithu Baskota scored 32 off 30 balls that included four boundaries, while Subash Khakurel hit 14-ball 24 with the help of two boundaries and a six.

Takshaka Simkhada claimed two wickets for Caribbean, who were bowled out cheaply with Sanjeev Adhikari being the highest scorer. Adhikari hit one each four and six in his with 21-ball 16. TU’s Bikram Sob and Sagar Dhakal claimed three wickets each.

In the first match, Cosmos posted 149-9 in their allotted 20 overs before restricting New Summit to 102-8. Man of the match Kamal Singh Airee top scored for Cosmos with 39-ball 56 hitting four each boundaries and sixes, while Yogendra Singh Karki scored 25 off 30 balls and Sandeep Jora cracked five fours in his 12-ball 24.

New Summit’s Janmejay Yadav claimed four wickets, while Rajesh Yadav and Anup Shrestha picked up two wickets each.

In reply, New Summit’s Karan Shah scored 31 off 45 balls hitting three boundaries and Sharad Khakda scored 30-ball 25 with the help of three fours. Kushal Bhurtel was the pick of the Cosmos bowlers taking 3-4 in three overs.


A version of this article appears in print on March 14, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


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