D2 Cricket League – Day 2

Posted by: kghimire

Game Title: D2 Cricket League – Day 2
Date: April 10, 2010
Game Location: IOE Ground, Pulchowk
Game Coordinator: Mukesh Sah, Ritesh Sapkota, Abhishek Gupta
Photos: Ravi Sharma, Suyesh Nepal
Photo Captions: Prajowal manandhar, Suyesh Nepal, Pravinda Ranjit, Keshab Ghimire and others
Report: Keshab Ghimire, Nishikar Sapkota
Creative Support: Sangharsha Bhattarai

It was one heck of a thrilling day in the D2 cricket tri-series 20-20. We witnessed two intensely dramatic matches of the highest quality.

The first game was between Operations and R&D. Players and supporters of both sides were at the IOE ground at 7 A.M. sharp. However, there was some bad news in store. The students of IOE decided to have their own cricket match in the morning. Disappointingly, we were made to wait until 11 A.M. But, as anyone present on the ground that day will tell you, the wait was worth it!

The Operations team had lost their captain Anup Sharma due to a finger injury from the previous game. They were being led by cricket’s ultimate fanatic, the man himself, Ashutosh Mishra. Operations won the toss and elected to bat first. A lot was expected from the electric opening duo of Bishesh and Prajowal, especially after their incredible performance in the previous game, and sure enough they didn’t disappoint. Once again they built a steady opening stand of 42 runs and set the stage for fireworks. The R&D bowlers looked down and out. But, after the first wicket fell, R&D looked to capitalize and trigger a collapse. However, Operation’s star player, Suman Shrestha had other ideas. With some sensational shots to the boundary he silenced his skeptics once and for all. R&D did fight back though and once again the Ops middle order crumbled. It took some late batting heroics from the ever resilient Bhuwan Gautam to take Operations up to a respectable total of 117 runs.

It was always going to be a tough chase for R&D but they were not going to go down without a fight. Opener Ashish Lamichhane fell prey to some fine bowling by Suman Shrestha but Subodh Gurung played a classy knock of 19 runs to keep R&D in the hunt. It was a day of wides and byes. It soon became pretty clear that if R&D were going to win then it would be due to some undisciplined bowling from Ops. It was a race between extras and dot balls. Shishir Adhikari did play a steady innings of 25 runs but simply couldn’t get enough balls to the fence. At one stage the lanky Amendra Shrestha came out to bowl but had to retire due to cramps after just two deliveries. Clearly, the heat was mounting and so was the tension in both camps. 38 required of the last five overs …. 27 from 24 …. 17 from 12… and as expected the match went down to a nerve racking final over. Biraj Shakya was entrusted with the final six deliveries. R&D required 8 runs for victory. But ice man Biraj kept his cool and bowled a tight line. The R&D batsmen buckled under the pressure. Even the usually brilliant Ritesh Sapkota couldn’t get the ball away and Biraj ended up giving just 2 runs off the final over to hand a thrilling five runs victory to the Operations team.

Second match between R&D and QA started only at about 2.30. Both teams were playing their third match with the aim of adding 2 more points clearly. R&D won the toss and was elected to bat first. Aashish played his all over’s matches from first match and scored the 33 runs out of 38 balls and the team set the target of 137 by playing for whole 20 over with the loss of 5 wickets scoring 136 runs. Now it was the turn of QA’s team to chase the highest target in this tournament. Their performance was average initially. The score was 66 runs with the loss of 8 wickets at 12th over. 9th wicket partnership took the score up to 93 runs at 17th over. At last 3 over, the outstanding batting of Sajan Sangraula took the score 120 at 19th over. The situation was to make 17 runs at six balls with last wicket remaining in the hand. The batting of sajan continued with same pace with the help of Deepak and the team could make only 15 runs at last over and loosed the game with only one run. Sajan scored 28 runs out of 23 balls.

First Match

Team Operation vs Team R&D

Team Operation won by 5 runs.
Team Operation’s Inning (20 overs maximum)

Bisesh Maharjanlbw b Chiranjib8181044.44
Prajowal Manandharb Ritesh5120041.67
Biraj M. Shakyalbw b Chiranjib0300-
Suman Shresthab pravinda171640106.25
Anish Tuladharb Ritesh9320300
Mukesh Sahb Pravinda470057.14
Deepak Maharjanc Subodh b Pravinda0400-
Amendra Shreshtalbw b Ritesh581062.50
Asutosh Misharab Subodh10920111.11
Bhuwan Gautamb Chiranjib10720142.86
Prabash Jhanot out0400-
Extras(lb 2 b 10 w 36 nb 1)49
Total(10 Wickets ; 17.1 overs)117

Fall of wicket


PlayerOMRWEcon(n w)
Subodh Gurung401714.25(5 w)
Ritesh Sapkota402636.50(9 w)
Chiranjib K. Karna3.101735.38(10 w)
Dipesh S1014014(5 w)
Pravinda Ranjit20633.00(2 w)
Dipin Sherstha302508.33(5 w)

Team R&D’s Inning (20 overs maximum)

Subodh Gurungc & b Suman17303056.67
Aashish Lamichhanelbw b Anish0500-
Shisir Adhikarist Prajowal b Bishesh28493057.142
Pawan KClbw b Bisesh3120025.00
Dipin Shresthab Bishesh591055.56
Ritesh Sapkotarun out Prajowal240050.00
Dipesh Mrun out Biraj0300-
Asim Khanalnot out1100100.00
Pravind Ranjitnot out0100
Extras(lb 4 b 8 w 43 nb 1)56
Total(7 Wickets ; 20 overs)112


PlayerOMRWEcon(n w)
Suman Shrestha402015.00(10 w)
Bishesh Manandhar402135.25(9 w)
Biraj M Shakya401704.25(4 w)
Ashutosh Mishra412406.00(8 w)
Anish R Tuladhar311515.00(11 w)
Amendra Shrestha0.2000-(0 w)
Mukesh Sah0.40304.48(1 w)

Second Match
Team R&D’s vs Team QA
Team R&D’s Inning (20 overs maximum)

Subodh Gurungc Abhisek b Satyajeet14211066.67
Aashish Lamichhaneb Satyajeet33385086.85
Shisir Adhikarib Abhisek14162087.50
Tejaswi Ranab Abhisek16231069.57
Ritesh Sapkotanot out201030200
Dipin Shresthanot out130033.33
Extras(lb 3 b 6 w 29)38
Total(5 Wickets ; 20 overs)136


PlayerOMRWEcon(n w)
Utsav P201005(3 w)
Prabhat S302107(5 w)
Abhisek Gupta402426(11 w)
Manish D402807(4 w)
Satyajeet Sah401523.75(5 w)
Pratik Joshi302909.67(1 w)

Team QA’s (20 overs maximum)

Pratik Joshic Ritesh b Subodh0300-
Aakash D Shakyalbw b Subodh6180033.33
Abhisek Guptac Shisir b Dipesh21252084
Satyajeet Sahb Dipesh0200-
Prabhat M. Saijulbw b Pragya240050
Manish Dhakallbw b Ritesh370042.86
Adam Manandharb Pragya150020
Utsav Pokharelb Ritesh0200-
Sajan Sangraulanot out282340121.74
Awanish Ranjanlbw b Subodh11122091.67
Deepak V.not out10610166.67
Extras(lb 2 b 11 w 38 nb 2)53
Total(9 Wickets ; 20 overs)135

Fall of wicket


Subodh Gurung401533.75(5 w)
Ritesh Sapkota401523.75(6 w)
Dipin Sherstha201809(8 w)
Dipesh S402927.25(12 w)
Pragya Ratna Bajracharya402726.75(4 w)
Pravinda Ranjit201809(3 w)
D2 Cricket League – Day 2 was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by kghimire

Blog Comments

  1. Tej

    I want to give some love to our OOPS! friends by bowling as hostile as I can.. FAST and SHORT.. If the cricket ball doesn’t bounce (and miss the head) the other balls will!! Take Care..

  2. Ravi

    @ Suyesh :- Oops !!! her lines depict “May the best team win!!!” :D .. :P

    @ Pallavi :- We have damn good players here this time. Got chance to photograph some while they were running for run…

    We did our best last year, http://www.everestuncensored.org/2007/12/10/dawn-of-cricket-in-d2/
    and i guess it was the first ever D2s’ Cricket match played. Like football we should continue Cricket as well.
    Lets practice more.

    PS:- Take it as a fun.

    Good going guys (Y)

  3. Pallavi

    It’s good to see that finally theres a cricket league……….and the increased number of spectators too :)
    I definitely am going to miss all the matches and esp score keeping :) Have fun guys and may the best team win!!

  4. Mukesh

    @Sanket S : Its really great to see our Alumni supporting the game …………bro be there for final too next week:)…….

  5. @@FashionDressCodeShringar Says:

    Don’t need to be the International dresscode… it should meet the requirement of the dresscode of the tournament……………..

  6. Anti @FashionDressCodeShringar

    r u blind ? do you see white there?
    Disagree fully with Ashutosh. If you know cricket Dress Code must be maintained. If you guys cannot buy necessary gadgets for cricket playing like 5 year old children wearing anything or nothing , Dont Play. Discipline must be in sports ground. why say this

    @FashionDressCodeShringar : in 20-20 white dress i didnt have seen in the international games.if really dresscode should be maintained then white is also not the proper dress code.

  7. @FashionDressCodeShringar

    @FashionDressCodeShringar : in 20-20 white dress i didnt have seen in the international games.if really dresscode should be maintained then white is also not the proper dress code.

  8. fan of @pic 18 Says

    ho, ho, laaj nabhako shame on all those team makera and players and captains, Like those comments:

    “”"D2को Cricket मा अर्को company को jersy लगाएर dress code भन्ने। लाज् लग्दैन
    @@:@Prajowal Says: ए मुर्ख तेस्तो सेतो लुगा त सबैले लगाको छ। सबैको फोटो राखेर “real player” caption राखिदेउ ‘”"
    I do not belong to your company. Your company must be strict on this regard

  9. FashionDressCodeShringar

    Disagree fully with Ashutosh. If you know cricket Dress Code must be maintained. If you guys cannot buy necessary gadgets for cricket playing like 5 year old children wearing anything or nothing , Dont Play. Discipline must be in sports ground.

  10. Ashutosh

    all teams are playing for shield not for dress or any other stuff. so players of both team in final should concentrate on game. this tournament is held to make more friendly environment rather than making a useless discussion. it will look good if players of both the team come in white dress for final. it is not compulsion but it looks good in ground.

  11. @pic 18 Says:

    ye murkhaa…send your best selected photo with the caption you like ..we will put it in the cover page…dont be baby………….

  12. @pic 18

    @@:@Prajowal Says: ए मुर्ख तेस्तो सेतो लुगा त सबैले लगाको छ। सबैको फोटो राखेर “real player” caption राखिदेउ

  13. RND Guy

    @Sishir : Let other be happy with snaps and the photo caption we will celebrate our happiness with the shield…..What say brother….Go RND Go….

  14. @@:@Prajowal Says:

    Dresscode was simply “track and tee-shirt white “….doesnt matter which company jersy it is ….at least he followed that much………..keep it up Prajowal, the top scorer till now (yello cap) we will get u a yellow cap too from Oops dont worry ..hehe…………final ma 50 score garaa hai …(y)

  15. @pic 18

    D2को Cricket मा अर्को company को jersy लगाएर dress code भन्ने। लाज् लग्दैन

  16. @pic 18

    shame shame puppy shame all the donkey naya shame, cricket does not allow you to put your hand on waist. bowlers on ball and batters on bat.

  17. @:@Prajowal

    Oh yea, being (almost) perfect is a different thing and saying “I am a real player” is a cheap way of another thing. Dress code lai perfect bhaneko? Lol.. good excuse but doesn’t seem to work. If you’re a good player, everyone will see it.. u need not scream urself.


    No need to be sorry for anything ,everything is perfect ………..You are a real player no doubts i guess ……and a perfect dress code..:)…………..keep it up……..show the same in the final too ……..cheers for Oops ………great going guys…


    Well, I would like to trully apologize if the caption above (or before) have been insulting to anybody.
    And, abt the REAL PLAYER CAPTION, it was MEANT TO BE for the DRESS CODE not the PLAYER.
    SRY, for giving troubles to all of YOU! I AM SORRY ONCE AGAIN!

  20. @Oops Coach

    5-chuckys-innovation : Great invention ….Please carry a copy-pen if not a laptop for final …Lolz………
    Great bro …………

  21. Keshav

    I heard Game is also a Peace Zone. Guys please dont make the platform and its reporting a argue one.

    Anyway, i would like to congratulate the Winning Team.

    Mostly the Reporting is Praise Worthy.
    Keep it up!

  22. @ Real Player

    I think you have writen the captions for all the selected photographs. Is that the way to chase for team spirit or you are frustated .. “Aru lai tapain nabhane pani aafai mapai” … hahah grow up man this is not secondary school.

  23. Ritesh

    k ho kta ho.. jhadga po gari ra chan ta yaha ta..

    @reply: first of all.. i’d ask you to write your name.. testo comment lekhnu nai cha bhane.. have the guts to let people know who you are… ani i dont think theres anything wrong in criticizing.. sabai lai man parnu parcha bhanne jaruri ta chaina yo post ra captions..
    i know who posted this.. and it was voluntary.. so i dont blame anyone.. tara if this was done voluntarily… even the photographer took photos voluntarily.. i wouldnt call them “so called photographers”.. if suyesh found some captions insulting to individuals.. i’d say i found your words insulting…

  24. Mukesh

    Its really great too see all the D2 cricket players/lovers in ground all day ……Hope we have this type of games regularly ……….thumb up guys …(y)…………Go Opps go get the Shield home………..:)

  25. Suyesh

    @reply: Whoever you are, did u ask any of them.. in your cheap words “so called photographers”? Who told you to select photos or write captions? If you are doing a job, do it properly else someone else will do it. This attitude will lead you nowhere.

  26. Reply

    Mr. Suyesh:- Had anybody asked the owner- the so called photographers they would have answer :- I don’t have time to do such stuff, take care of this.Or some other words pertaining the same meaning. So, plz don’t blame the photo selector/caption writer. They’ve completed the post in spite of their regular work.

  27. Pravinda

    It was really nice experience to play cricket after a long gap. I would like to invite all cricket lovers to be in ground for the final and put your hands together for the team.

  28. Suyesh

    Whoever selected the photos should have asked the owner/players to select them, repeated photos r boring! Also, I found some the captions insulting to individual.

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