Kiwis enter final

BRISTOL: New Zealand beat England by six wickets here on Sunday to qualify for the NatWest Series triangular final. New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming made 99 as the Black Caps, chasing 238 to win, reached their target with 16 balls to spare as they finished on 241/4. England made 237/7, with Andrew Flintoff scoring 106. They can still qualify for the July 10 final if they achieve a bonus point win against the West Indies on Tuesday. — AFP

Scorers’ training ends

KATHMANDU: The Cricket Scorers‘ Training, organised by Cricket Association of Nepal to mark the 58th birthday of King Gyanendra, concluded today. The training was conducted by senior coach Arun Kumar Aryal and senior scorer Riddhi Bhakta Panta. Kishor Bahadur Singh, NSC member secretary, gave away certificates to 11 participants. Meanwhile, CAN president Jay Kumar Nath Shah, who was elected as the ACC vice president, returned from London. — HNS

Nagarjun Cup ends

KATHMANDU: The second Nagarjun Cup Competition, organised by Balaju branch of Nepal Kyokushin Karate-do to mark the 58th birthday of King Gyanendra, concluded on Saturday. Ram Kumar Timilsina came first in the 30-kg bout. In 35-kg, Sabin won the title while in 50-kg final, Naresh Tandukar outplayed Laxman Lama. Raj Kumar Shrestha came first in the 60-kg section event, in which Suraj Giri was named the best player. — HNS