White House thrash Management College

Himalayan News Service

Lalitpur, June 16:

Defending champions Himalayan White House International College (HWHIC) defeated Management College of Biratnagar by eight wickets to advance to the semi-finals of the third KCC Running Trophy Inter-college Cricket Tournament, which has been organised by Kantipur City College at Institute of Engineering (IoE) groung today. The Hmalayan Times is the official media for the tournament. Electing to bat first, Management College accumulated 108 runs losing nine wickets in 25 overs. With two sixes and three boundaries, Aakash Bhattarai scored 35 off 34 balls, and Sushant Halwai sacored 11 off 32 balls, while other batsmen failed to reach the double figure mark. For White House, Prakash Pokharel claimed three wickets conceding 14 runs in five overs while Sarad Vesawkar and Aakash Pandey pocketed two wickets each conceding 35 and 10 runs in five and three overs respectively. In reply, HWHIC overcame the target in 20.3 overs with the loss of two wickets. Rezon Karmacharya, who top-scored with 37 off 47 balls, hit six fours, while Lakpa Lama scored 27 off 30 balls including six boundaries. Sarad Vesawkar scored 21 off 27 balls.

For Management College, Abhishek Baral and Amit Thapa grabbed one wicket each giving away 27 and 28 runs in five and 4.3 overs respectively. Earlier in a friendly match played at IoE, Mumbai Cricket Club (MCC) outplayed Purbanchal University (PU) by 45 runs. Batting first after skipper Jwala Singh won the toss, Mumbai Club scored 141 runs losing eight wickets in 25 overs. Kailash scored 36 off 34 balls, Nilesh made 29, Sagar scored 19, and Sandeep contributed 16 runs. For PU, Suman Kandel grabbed three wickets conceding 15 runs and Rupak Gautam took two wickets in five overs. In reply, Purbanchal University failed to reach the target and were packed off for just 96 runs in 22.2 overs. Mohan Shahi scored 21 off 39 balls, which included a four, and with two boundaries, Bishal Thapa added 12 runs. Rockey Maskey scored 10 runs and others could not reach the double figure mark. Kailash, Nilesh, Rahul and Sameer pocketed one wicket apiece for the visitors. On Friday, College of Information Technology (CIT) will take on Science and Technology College, while Kantipur City College will play against Himalayan College of Agricultural Science and Technology.