Kathmandu, October 3, 2016:Â Panchakanya Tej has become the Champion of the Everest Premiere League (EPL) this year.
Tej won the first installment of the tournament with 40 runs win over The Colors X-Factor held at the TU ground in Kirtipur. Thanks to the unbeaten first century of the tournament by Aasif Sheikh and a hat-trick of wickets by Karan KC, team Panchakanya Tej was able to score a huge total of 171 runs and restrict team Colors X-Factor to 141 runs.
With this victory, the team Panchakanya Tej has received a cash prize of NRs500,000 as the champion of the tournament. The team led by Sharad Bheshawakar had maintained a perfect record in the tournament winning all the matches against every team they have faced so far.
In the beginning of the match, the team X-Factor seemedÂ to win the leagueÂ as the Captain Gyanendra Malla was going on very well with the bat until he was bowled out by Karan at 47 runs. With the captain out, team X-Factor were demotivated and kept on losing wickets at very short intervals. Sagar Pulami Magar and Siddhant Lohani also could not live up to the expectations.
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By Abhaya R Devkota