Kathmandu, April 26, 2019: In the opening match of the Karnali Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament in Surkhet on Thursday Karnali XI beat Laligurans Cricket Club of Jhapa by eight wickets.
Batting first, Laligurans were bowled out for a lowly 101 in the last ball of their innings. Karnali overcame the target for the loss of two wickets in 14.2 overs. Ronak Daxini was top-scored for Laligurans with a quickfire 21 off 13 balls with four hits to the fence. Ajay Yadav also slammed 19-ball 20 with one six and a four while Yash Kanadiya (16), Dipen Yogi (15) and Pranav Shah (13) were also among the runs to help Laligurans reach the triple figure mark. Man-of-the-match Kishore Mahato and Diwan Pun claimed three wickets each while Jitendra Singh Thakuri bagged two wickets for Karnali.
The champions will receive Rs 500,000 and the runners-up will get Rs 200,000. Player of the tournament will receive Rs 50,000 while the best bowler and batsman will earn Rs 20,000 each. New Horizon will take on Mahendranagar Academy while Tribhuvan Army Club will meet Laligurans on Friday.