Rajbiraj – A terrific bowling display from Ramnaresh Giri was almost enough to see NPC over the line against Janakpur on 9th of Ashad on the finale of Madan Ashrit T20 tournament here in Rajbiraj.
After losing the toss NPC was invited to bat first and they dominated the proceedings from the very beginning . A 32 run partnership from NPC openers kept Janakpur on the backfoot . With the likes of big hitters Prem Tamang , Dipendra Airee and Siddhant Lohani in , Janakpur failed to stop the accelerating runs against NPC in a must win match. Despite a minor recovery from Mehboob Alam , Janakpur continued the struggle and were only able to stop NPC at 178 on board in the Finals.
For much of the day NPC seemed to be in control of their own destiny. Ramnaresh picked up two wickets in his first overs and, despite a minor recovery from Saurav Nagvanshi and Abhisekh Jha Janakpur continued to lose wickets and stood on : 129 for 8 Wickets at the end of play.
An overall performance on the field helped NPC shield Victory over Janakpur in the Finals of 2nd Saptari Madan Aashrit T20 National Cricket Tournament 2016. Dipendra Airee of NPC was declared Man of the match for his brilliant performance with both bat and bowl.