Kathmandu/Cricnepal: Kantipur City College defeated Balkumari College, Chitwan by three wickets to clinch the second edition of the Martyr’s Dil Bahadur Ramtel Running Cricket Tournament at Tribhuwan University Ground, Kirtipur on Wednesday.
Among the 19 different colleges, Balkumari College and Kantipur City College made it to the finals. The tournament was played on a knowk out basis.
Winning the toss, Balkumari College opted to bat first.
With a magnificent half century from Nischal Pandey Balkumari made the good totals of 129 runs losing three wickets in 20 overs.
Pandey remained unbeaten at 52 runs from 52 deliveries with three of them going for four.
Siddhant Shrestha scored 25 runs off 28 balls while Sujan Dhungel and Shankar Aryal scored 16 and 19 runs respectively with Aryal remaining not out.
Anand Sagar Singh, Binayak Shrestha and Nagendra Upadhayay picked up a wicket each for Kantipur City College.
In reply, Kantipur City College chased the target in 19.2 overs in loss of seven wickets.
In the chase run, Mohan Singh Bista top scored with 33 runs off 41 balls. Shibu Bodhathoki made 25 runs off 24 deliveries while Nirupam Dhoj Karki and Santosh Sah scored 18 and 11 runs respectively.
Siddhant Shrestha picked up two wickets while Sudip Kharel, Sunil Gurung and Sushil Thapa shared a scalp each for Balkumari.
Total 41 runs was awarded as extras in the game, 16 from the side of Kantipur City College while 25 from Balkumari College.
Mohan Singh Bista from Kantipur City COllege was later adjudged as the player of the match.
Shibu Budhathoki from Kantipur City college was adjudged as best batsman while Nagendra Upadhayay from the same college was awarded the best bowler. Budhathoki scored 105 runs from 4 matches facing 93 balls with the high score of 49 not out. Upadhayay picked up 8 wickets from 4 matches bowling 15 overs with the economy rate of 4.07.
Nischal Pandey from Balkumari College, Chitwan bagged the player of the series award. Pandey scored 92 runs from 4 matches while he took 8 wickets.
Man of the final, Bista received the cash prize of Rs. 1000 along with trophy and certificate. Budhathoki and Upadhayay also received cash prize of Rs. 1000, trophy and certificate each.
Pandey received cash prize of Rs. 3000, trophy and certificate.
The winners bagged away the cash prize of Rs. 50,000 while runners up were awarded with the prize of Rs. 30,000.