In the First Qualifier of the day Biratnagar Kings defeated Rupandehi Challengers by 29 runs to become the first finalist of ongoing Dhanghadi Premiere League. Winning the toss and deciding to bat first Kings posted 128 runs on the board. Aasif Sheikh top scored for Kings with 27 runs while Sarad Veswakar contributed 24 runs. To restrict Biratnagar Kings to this score Shakti Gauchan picked up 3 wickets while Sahab Alam , Krishna Karki and Bikram Sob picked up 1 wicket each. Dipesh Shrestha also chipped in with 2 wickets. In reply Rupandehi Challengers were restricted to 99 runs with the loss of all wickets wickets in their 20 overs. Bikram Sob top scored for Rupandehi with 23 runs while Pushpa Thapa contributed 22 runs. To restrict Rupandehi Challengers to 99 runs Sushil Kandel picked up 4 wickets while Pawan Sarraf, Prakas Bista, Dipendra Singh Airee and Jitendra Mukhiya bagged up 1 wicket each. Sandeep Lamichhanne also chipped in with 2 wickets.
Sushil Kandel was declared the player of the match for his brilliant performance with the bowl.
In second match of the day which was an eliminator played between Kathmandu Goldens and Dhangadhi Team Chauraha, Chauraha defeated Kathmandu by 6 wickets with 10 balls remaining.
Winning the toss and deciding to bat first Kathmandu Goldens posted 123 runs on the board with the loss of 6 wickets in 20 Overs. For Kathmandu Goldens Sumit Maharjan and Rohit Kumar Poudel scored 31 runs each while Naresh Budayar contributed 29 runs. For Team Dhangadhi Amar Singh Routela and Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi picked up 2 wickets while Ram Naresh Giri and Saurab Khanal bagged up 1 wicket each. Coming down to chase Dhangadhi Team Chauraha chased down the target of 127 in 18.2 overs with 6 wickets remaining. Anil Kumar Mandal top scored for Dhangadhi with 44 runs while Prithu Baskota and Aarif Sheikh contributed with 22 runs each. For Kathmandu Santosh Bhatta picked up 2 wickets while Manjeet Shrestha managed to chip in with 1 wicket.
Anil Kumar Mandal was declared man of the match for his 44 runs.
Dhangadhi Team Chauraha will play against Rupandehi Challengers tomorrow in Qualifier 2, winner of this match will face Biratnagar Kings in the Final of Dhangadhi Premiere League.