National College, White House win

Himalayan News Service

Lalitpur, April 16:

National College and Himalayan White House International College (HWHIC) ‘B’ won their matches at the 2nd Himalayan Cup Inter-college Cricket Tournament, which has been organised by HWHIC and The Himalayan Times, today. In the first match, Deepraj Acharya took four wickets as National College defeated National Institute of Health Science (NIHS) by three wickets. Batting first at St Xavier’s ground, NIHS were bowled out for 119 runs in 20.5 overs. Opener Lokesh Bhatta top-scored with 26 off 48 balls which included two fours. Ashesh Singh hit two fours in his 31-ball 17 and Rakesh Yadav scored 15. Other eight batsmen failed to reach double figure mark.

For National College, man of the match Deepraj Acharya returned with the figures of 3-0-22-4, while Saumitra Neupane took three wickets. In reply, National College overcame the target losing seven wickets in 22.1 overs. Opener Ritesh Magar scored 10 off 25, while other opener Raj Thapa hit two fours in his 18-ball 17. Kunal Thapa scored 16, Dorje Sherpa made 14, and Deepraj Acharya scored 10. For NIHS, Suresh Joshi and Kapil Timilsina took two wickets each. In the other match, Yashwant Subedi took six wickets as HWHIC ‘B’ beat Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF) by 64 runs. Batting first, HWHIC scored 195 runs losing six wickets in their allotted 25 overs. Opener Lakpa Lama scored 26 off 29 balls including five fours, while Prem Chaudhary scored a quick fire 47 off 40 balls including five fours and two sixes. Subash Khakurel hit five fours and a six in his 43-ball 44.

Santosh Jaiswal remained unbeaten on 43 off 24 balls which included five boundaries and two sixes. Ashim Subedi scored an unbeaten 10 off eight balls. For LBEF, Sharad Hamal took three wickets and Basudev Khadka claimed two. In reply, LBEF were packed for 131 runs in 22.3 overs. Openers Deepak Jha (37) and Sunam Gautam (25) gave a flying start with an opening stand of 70 runs. Jha hit six fours off 45 balls, and Gautam found the ropes four times in his 28-ball innings. Sharad Hamal scored 18 off 15 balls, whereas others failed to reach the double figure mark. For HWHIC, Subedi took 6-20 off 4.3 overs and also earned the man of the match award. Lakpa Lama and Rajiv Thapa claimed two wickets each.