DPL Day-3 : Sompal Heroics, Rupandehi wobbles

Team Chauraha Dhangadi bagged a close encounter against CYC Attariya in the third day of Dhangadi Premier League.

Player of the match Sompal Kami’s blitz with the bat was the highlight of the innings in securing a 3 wicket victory in a close encounter. Sompal came at 6 wickets down and still his team needing 59 runs from 32 balls. With 3 sixes and 3 fours, he smashed 39 runs off 15 balls to snatch a win. Overseas player Mustafa earlier steered the chase for Dhangadi with 40 ruins to his name.

Team Chauraha Dhangadhi

Batting first, CYC Attariya posted 150 runs courtesy of Prem Tamang’s and Vipin Chandra’s 28 runs each. Kushal Bhurtel also made 25 runs with 3 fours and a six. The bowling department was led by Lalit Bhandari as he bagged 3 wickets conceding only 24 runs from his 4 overs.

In the second match of the day, Kathmandu Goldens see-off Rupandehi Challengers by 63 runs.

Batting first, Kathmandu posted a huge score of 186 losing only 4 wickets. Openers Amit Shrestha and Subodh Bhati added 65 runs for the first wicket. The duo utilized the power play overs before the partnership was broken by Amar Routela as Subodh was dismiised for 42 runs in 25 balls. His powerful innings came with 4 sixes and 3 boundaries. The innings was steered by the skipper Gyanendra Malla (20), Bhupendra Thapa (14), Sunny Patel (48) and Naresh Budayer (30) towards the end.

For Rupandehi, Routela, Bhusal and Sufyan Mehmood took a wicket each while one wicket was taken through a run out.

Struggling Rupandehi struggled once again and they were dismissed for cheap. They could only manage 123 runs. Pradeep Airee smashed 57 runs with 5 fours and 5 sixes but it was not enough as none other batsman could support him from the other end.

Rashaid Khan of Kathmandu Goldens took 4 wickets yielding only 6 runs in 2.4 over. Lalit Rajbanshi also took 3 wickets conceding 19 runs as Kathmandu bagged a comfortable victory.

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