Kathmandu- Aashih Dhami who is having a dream run in the Kathmandu Cricket league, took a five-fer that helped Kathmandu Cricket Training Center (KCTC) secure a birth in the final defeating Baluwtar Cricket Club by four wickets at Tundikhel on Wednesday.
Ashish got his third consecutive man of the match award in three matches so far in the way taking five wickets for KCTC. He has now 13 wickets to his name and is the leading wicket taker in the tournament. He also showed some promise with the bat, scoring 32 runs off 47 balls, top scoring for his team.
Baluwatar made 139 runs before being all out in 37 overs. Rohit Poudel sccored 28 runs while Aunp Oli remained not out on 23 runs for Baluwatar, after KCTC won the toss and invited Baluwatar to bat first. Medium Pacer Nandan Yadav got another 3 wickets for KCTC.
KCTC chased the target in 34.4 overs losing 6 wickets. Mahesh Chettri and Ashish shred 55 runs for the first wickets before Mahesh got out for 23 runs. Adil Khan hit 24 runs in the middle while Sumit Maharjan remained not out on 15 runs to chase the target successfully. Ram Thapa and Sunil Lama bagged 2 wickets each for the losing side.
The 2nd semi-final is between Dhangadhi United and Lord Buddha Cricket Club on Friday.