Kathmandu – Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) has officially concluded on April 22, 2017 with the home team Dhangadhi Team Chauraha led by national skipper Paras Khadka being crowned the Champions with a comprehensive 62 runs win over Biratnagar Kings led by Sharad Vesawkar.
There were some exciting memories during the last 12 days (April 10 – 22) with Dhangadhi team, who came from behind to win the tournament after Aarif Sheikh’s heroics innings in the final.
Here are the few interesting facts from the tournament.
173 – Highest total of the DPL by Kathmandu Goldens against Biratnagar Kings. 172 runs by Team Chauraha Dhangadhi against Rupandehi Challengers was the second highest in DPL.
276 – Highest match aggregates in the tournament between Rupandehi Challengers (145/8) and Kanchanpur Iconic (131/9). Second best was 270 runs between Kathmandu Goldens and Kanchanpur Iconic.
92 – Highest margin of win while defending the score in tournament. Team Chauraha Dhangadhi (172/5) defeated Rupandehi Challengers (80/10) by 92 runs.
8– Highest margin of win while chasing the target. Biratnagar Kings (93/2) defeated CYC Attariya (92/10) by 8 wickets.
65 – Highest margin of win in terms of ball remaining in the second inning. Biratnagar Kings (81/5 in 9.1 overs) defeated Kanchanpur Iconic (80/10 in 17 overs) by 5 wickets with 65 balls remaining.
29 – Most extras conceded in an inning by Kathmandu Goldens against Team Dhangadhi Chauraha. Next in the tally was 28 extras by Challengers against Attariya.
175 – Paras Khadka finished the tournament as the highest run scorer of the tournament with 175 runs followed by his team-mates Aarif Sheikh and Anil Kumar Mandal with 168 runs and 151 runs respectively.
67 – Paras Khadka’s unbeaten 67 runs from 41 balls against Challengers was the highest individual run scored by a player in an inning followed by Aarif Sheikh with 58 runs and Yogendra Singh Karki with 57 runs.
4 – Number of fifties scored in the tournament. Aarif Sheikh scored two fifties (58 runs and 54 runs) and Paras Khadka (67* runs) and Yogendra Singh Karki (57) scored one each.
9 – Most number of sixes hit by player in the tournament by Aarif Sheikh and Paras Khadka (9 each). Sompal Kami and Sharad Vesawkar managed 7 each.
17 – Total number of wickets taken by Sushil Kandel, highest for any player in the tournament. Next best is Shahab Alam with 16 wickets.
5/25 – Bowling figure of Sagar Pun (3.1-0-25-5) against Biratnagar Kings became the best bowling figure of the tournament.
3.71 – Best economy rate of the tournament by Chandra Saud (7-0-26-3) but he appeared in 3 matches in the tournament.
90 – The partnership between Sumit Maharjan and Sompal Kami, highest partnership of the tournament. Next best was 69 between Yogendra Singh Karki and Gyanendra Kuwar.