NRPG defeat Mahavir in final

Kathmandu, March 20:

New Road Pacha Group (NRPG) defeated Mahavir Club by 48 runs to win the Kathmandu District Senior Cricket Selection Tournament here today.

NRPG were all out for 187 in 39.2 overs but defended the total by dismissing Mahavir for 139 in 37. 4 overs.

Gyanendra Malla struck 63 off 52 balls while Laxman Charan Joshi scored 28 and Laxman Pradhan 25 for NRPG. Man of the match Raju Basnet took 5-37. Dipendra Chaudhary claimed two wickets for Mahavir.

Kalam Ali scored 29 while Dipendra and Subhash Khakurel scored 18 runs each for Mahavir. Ram Pradhan took 3-21 for NRPG while Prakash Thapa, Suman Kaji Sthapit and Bigyan Pandey claimed two wickets each.

Raj Shrestha of NRPG was declared the man of the series while Baluwatar Cricket Club duo Rupesh Shrivastav and Indra Kamal Manandhar bagged the best bowler and best batsman honours respectively.