SUNSARI: Left-arm spin bowler Binod Lama took seven-wickets against Gandaki Province and propelled his team into last four of the Manmohan Memorial National One-Day Cricket Tournament held in Inaruwa of Sunsari district, on Sunday.
After winning the toss, Gandaki Province elected to bat first before being bowled out for a meagre total of 64 runs inside 24 overs.
Left-arm spin bowler Binod Lama, who had grabbed four Malaysian wickets during quarter-final match, shined with the ball by taking seven scalps in the crucial fixture of Group D match at the Inaruwa stadium today. He was the pick of a bowler with 9.3-2-14-7.
Off-spinner Sher Malla grabbed two wickets and spearhead Bikram Thaguna chipped in with a wicket to fold opposition cheaply. In reply, Sudurpaschim Province cantered to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory in 10.2 overs with more than 39 overs to spare.
Gajendra Bohara top-scored for Sudurpaschim with 34 runs and Khadak Bohara and Arun Airee remained not out on 16 and 10 runs respectively in a comfortable run chase.
Later, spinner Lama was adjudged man-of-the-match for his scintillating bowling performance.
With this victory, Sudurpachim have joined other teams — Tribhuvan Army Club, Nepal Police Club and Province 3 — in the last four of the competition.