Soaltee crowne plaza super sixes: Avenues, Spice Nepal in last eight

Kathmandu, October 24:

Avenues TV and Spice Nepal entered the quarter-finals of the 10th Soaltee Crowne Plaza Super Sixes Cricket Tournament here today.

Defending champions Indian Embassy, The Himalayan Bank, hosts Soaltee, Surya Nepal, Standard Chartered Bank, Surya Nepal and Kantipur Group have already advanced to the last eight.

In Saturday’s quarter-finals, Group A winners Indian Embassy will take on Group B runners up Soaltee; Group C winners Surya Nepal will play against Group D runners up Spice Nepal; Group B winners Standard Chartered Bank are up against Group A runners up The Himalayan Bank; and Group D winners Avenues TV will face Group C runners up Kantipur Group. The semi-finals and final are also slated for Saturday.

On Friday, Avenues TV defeated Fedex Express by six wickets and outplayed Spice Nepal by five wickets to top Group D. Avenues TV restricted Fedex for 49-3 and openers Amit Parajuli (13) and Karan Dhungana (11) finished off the match in just 17 balls for Avenues. Amit Ojha scored 19 for Fedex.

In their other match, Avenues bowled out Spice Nepal for 34 runs in 3.3 overs and overcame the target losing one wicket in 3.3 overs. Karan Dhungana and Saurath Shakya took two wickets each for Avenues.

Main sponsors Spice Nepal also registered two wins to finish Group D runners up. Spice Nepal

routed NMB Bank by six wickets and defeated Fedex by 26 runs.

Spice Nepal restricted NMB Bank for 61-0 and overcame the target without loss in 3.5 overs. Praveen Parajuli of NMB Bank top scored in the match with 34 not out, while Pritam Shrestha retired after scoring 33 runs for Spice Nepal. Against Fedex, Spice Nepal piled up 71-4 and packed the opponents for 45 runs. Prajjwol Prajapati scored 20 and Mohan Khatri remained unbeaten on 13 for Spice Nepal.

In the day’s other matches, New Business Age (50-2) defeated The Everest Bank (46-3) by four wickets; The Everest bank (96-0) beat The Himalayan Times (61-1) by 35 runs; Citizens Bank (71-3) outplayed New Business Age (46-5) by 25 runs; Fedex (64-2) defeated NMB Bank (63-1) by four wickets; Citizens Bank (58-4) outplayed The Himalayan Times (32-2) by 26 runs; and New Business Age (54-1) defeated The Himalayan Times (53-3) by five wickets.