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D2 Cricket League – Gameweek 1 – Services vs Rest of D2

On Mar-01-09, Sunday, teams from Services department and Rest of D2 department played a friendly T20 match. Services team was lead by Ritesh whereas the Rest of D2 team was lead by Asim. The match was played for nearly three hours and in the end, Services team emerged victorious.

After winning the toss, Services team chose to bat first. Anup and Ashish opened the innings for Services. But in the second over itself, Ashish became the first one to return to the dressing room after he was out LBW in Bhanu’s ball. The next batsman to come in was Shishir who helped resurrect the Services’ innings. On the other end wickets were tumbling like Pins falling down in a bowling game. Anup, Tejaswee and Dipin lost their wickets in quick succession. However, the batting side steadied the ship once Ritesh, wicket keeping Captain, hopped in. He along with Shishir mustered up the tempo and finished the innings in style. In the process, they played some lovely shots which included some good boundaries. Due to time constraint, match was played only for 18 overs and by then, batting side had accumulated 115 runs.

Asim’s team had a daunting task of reaching 116 runs within 18 overs. It was not a tea biscuit match. Though tough, the target was not impossible at all. With that in mind, Asim’s team went in for the chase. To lead from front, captain (cum wicket keeper) opened the innings along with Subin but the team got an early blow when the lost captain for naught in the opening over itself. Immediately Subin also lost his wicket to a beauty from Chiranjib. MukeshS the next batsman to come in, helped lifting his team’s morale and batted with determination until before he was bowled out by Pravinda. This was a deadly blow and Asim’s team needed someone to steady the innings. Unfortunately, rest of the team followed suit and they were all out for 96 in just 15.3 overs. Chiranjib bowled his best to take four wickets, first ever individual from D2 to take a four wicket haul.

Please find the scorecard below.

Services

Anup Sharma
b. Bhanu
9 (14)
Ashish Parajuli
lbw. Bhanu
0 (4)
Sishir R. Adhikari
not out
40 (72)
Tejaswee Rana
lbw. Ashay
1 (14)
Dipin Shrestha
lbw. Sanjeet
6 (7)
Ritesh Sapkota (c) (wk)
not out
26 (20)
Chiranjib Karn
dnb n/a
Sabin C. Shrestha
dnb n/a
Pragya Ratna Bajrachary
dnb n/a
Pravinda Ranjit
dnb n/a
Total
Extras: wide (30) no ball (3)   Overs (18)
115/4
Rest of D2

Asim Khanal (c) (wk)
lbw. Chiranjib
0
Subin Shrestha
b. Chiranjib
5
Mukesh Sah
b. Pravinda
33
Ashutosh Mishra
lbw. Chiranjib
0
Manish Shrestha
lbw. Anup
5
Sanjeet Baidya
c. Chiranjib b. Sabin
0
Milan Shrestha
not out
11
Bhanu Chalise
run out (Sabin)
12
Ashay Thakur
lbw. Chiranjib
2
Keshav Ghimire
c. Tejaswee b. Dipin
0
Total
Extras: wide (28)                    Overs (15.3)
96/10

Report: Anup Sharma

Match Photos: Suyesh Nepal