Karnali triumph

KATHMANDU: Karnali Cricket Club of Kalikot recorded win in the inaugural match of the Nexus Cup U-16 National Twenty20 Cricket Tournament at the Budhanilkantha School grounds on Wednesday.

Karnali defeated Sports Science Academy of Nepal ‘Red’ by nine wickets. Opting to bat first, SSAN scored 113-6 riding on Sumit Ghimire’s 42 runs, while Manish Hamal contributed 15 runs.

Babin Badal claimed two wickets for Karnali, while Sagar Acharya, Mabin Sharma and Sagar Ghimire took apiece.

Karnali raced to the victory in 10.5 overs with nine wickets in hand. Man-of-the-match Babin Badal top scored for Karnali with 53 runs, while Surya Bam remained unbeaten on 40 runs.