Yeti Airlines and Kantipur Tv made winning starts to their Coca Cola Indoor Corporate Cup as they beat NCC Bank and Nepal Sports Journalist Forum respectively here in Velocity Arena, Kathmandu.
Yeti Airlines defeated NCC Bank by 9 runs in the first match of the opening match of the tournament. NCC bank won the toss and elected to bat first. They scored 84 runs losing 5 wickets in their full quota of 12 oves. Prafulla Baidya top scored with 33* of 27 balls. Suraj Giri and Rajeev Shrestha picked 1 wicket each. Chasing a modest total of 84 runs, the scoring rate of NCC Bank were unable to break free as their scoring rate was halted due to some good bowling from Yeti Airlines. Rabi Shara and Prafulla Baidya took 2 wickets each. NCC Bank managed 75 runs losing 6 wickets and were 9 runs short.
In the second match, Kantipur TV thrashed Nepal Sports Journalist Forum (NSJF) by 6 wickets. Roshan Shrestha from Kantipur TV scored the first half century of the tournament as he made a sparkling 54* runs from 32 balls including 4 fours and 3 monster sixes to lead his side to a comfortable victory.. NSJF won the toss and batted first and managed 83 runs losing 3 wickets in 12 overs. Subash Humagain scored a handy 28 to ensure his team reach a respectable total. Abhusan Gautam took @ wickets for Kantipur.
The tournament will run for 4 days with 6 matches scheduled for tomorrow. Earlier today, there was a match played between celebrities as a part of opening ceremony. Likes of Paras Khadka, Sarad Vesawakar, Rubina Chettri, Mamata Thapa, Yama Buddha and actress Reema Bishwokarma, Narmada Shrestha played the match.