Kathmandu Knights defeated Janakpur Royals by 90 runs in the Nepal T20 League on Sunday, securing their third win in the league. The match took place at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, Kathmandu put up a strong performance, scoring 180 runs in the scheduled 20 overs, losing six wickets.
Opener Sunam Gautam shone for Kathmandu, scoring 62 runs off 47 balls and hitting four fours and four sixes. Ryan Burl also played an impressive innings, remaining unbeaten on 61 runs off 40 balls and hitting four fours and three sixes. The pair shared a partnership of 84 runs for the fourth wicket. Alex Blake also contributed with 20 runs off 12 balls.
For Janakpur, Jitendra Mukhia was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets in four overs, while Sarafudin Ashraf and Trevon Griffith took one wicket each.
In the chase, Janakpur fell short of the target, getting all out for 90 runs in 19.1 overs. Sarafudin Ashraf was the top scorer for Janakpur with 37 runs, while Sompal Kami scored 21.
Abhinash Bohora was the standout bowler for Kathmandu, taking four wickets while conceding just 13 runs in 3.1 overs. Azmatullah Omazarai took two wickets, and Kamal Singh Airee, Anil Kharel, and Basir Ahmed took one wicket each.
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