Mahendranagar – Left arm spinner – Bhuwan Karki took six wickets as Panchakanya Tez defeated Colors XFactors by a huge margin of 156 runs at Covered hall ground, Mahendranagar.
XFactors invited Tez to bat first. Tez had a brisk start against the inexperienced bowling attack. Opener Sanjay Shrestha smashed 43 off 31 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes. Similarly, Puspa Thapa hit 9 boundaries and 4 sixes to drive Tez to 276 in their 50 overs.
Binod Das (30), Indra Kamal Manandhar (25), Sunny Pun (19), Sharad Vesawkar (16) also contributed to the mammoth total. For XFactors Faisal Khan took three wickets whereas Kumar Thapa picked two. Sanjam Regmi, Siddhant Lohani and Amar Singh Routela shared wicket apiece.
In Reply, Rajesh Pulami was the lonely batsman to fight with 39 runs innings of 65 balls with 4 boundaries and a six. Fast and medium pace bowlers tighten one end and Man of the Match Bhuwan Karki rattled six wickets to his name in his 9 overs giving 40 runs. Captain Gyanendra Malla (16), Raj Mohammed (10), Siddhant Lohani (10) were the only contributors to during the chase.
Medium Pacer Karan K.C. took two wickets while Binod Das and Raj Kumar Pradhan shared wicket a piece.
With this win, Tez reached the semi-final spot with 6 points in their 3 matches while X Factors are at fifth position with 1 win and 3 losses.