Pokhara, Syagja win

POKHARA: Pokhara Cricket Academy and Syangja Cricket Academy ‘A’ registered wins in the Sponsor U-16 Academy Cup here at the Machhapuchhre Cricket Club grounds on Sunday.

Pokhara thrashed Syangja Cricket Academy ‘B’ by 163 runs, while Syangja ‘A’ beat Makwanpur Cricket Academy by one wicket. Opting to bat first, Pokhara scored 188-7 in their allotted 20 overs before packing Syangja ‘B’ for a paltry 25 runs in 13 overs.

Pokhara’s Ishan Shrestha top scored with 32 off 34 balls while skipper Mekh Bahadur Sen hit nine-ball 30. Saurav Adhikari took 4-26 for Syangja ‘B’, whose batsmen failed to reach double figures. Pokhara’s skipper Sen took 4-6 in his four-over spell. In another match, Makwanpur scored 87 runs in 16.5 overs after put into bat first and Syangja ‘A’ achieved the target in 19.1 overs with one wicket in hand. Bishal Phuyal and Himal Pun scored 14 runs each for Makwanpur, while Asmit Subedi claimed 4-21 for Syangja ‘A’, who reached to the target riding on skipper Janam Godar’s 32-ball 31. Makwanpur’s Rajan Lama took 4-16.