Khukuri Challenger

KATHMANDU: Shantinagar Youth Club and RCA Pyuthan recorded victories in the Khukuri Challenger T20 Cup here at the Mulpani Cricket Ground on Friday.

Shantinagar defeated Malpokhari Cricket Club by nine wickets, while Pyuthan saw off Ultimate Indoor Cricket by eight wickets in Group A matches. In the day’s first match, Malpokhari were bowled for 115 runs in 19.5 overs before Shantinagar raced to 117-1 in 11 overs, thanks to Amit Shrestha’s fiery 37-ball 88 runs

that included 20 boundaries. In another match, Ultimate scored 114-8 before Pyuthan made 117-2 in 16 overs.

Deependra Chand scored 31 off 37 balls that included four boundaries. Pyuthan rode on Rajbir Singh’s 30-ball 41 laced with six boundaries and a six. — HNS