CYC Attariya has thrashed Rupandehi Challengers by 39 runs to register second win in the third edition of Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL-3) at Fapla International Cricket Ground, Dhangadhi, on Thursday, February 14, 2019.
Attariya had defeated Dhangadhi Stars by five wickets in its previous match. The loss against Attariya was the first defeat for Rupandehi Challengers as it had won two matches against Mahendranagar United by 2 runs and Biratnagar Kings by five wickets.
With the win in two matches, CYC Attariya had also climbed to the top of the League’s point chart with 4 points while Rupandehi Challengers is in the third spot with 4 points.
The bowlers of Attariya – Sunny Patel, Bhuvan Karki, Dipendra Singh Airee and Dipendra Rawat stood powerful against the batmen of Rupandehi as they all claimed two wickets. Kamal Singh Airee also took a wicket for winner.
Rupandehi was restricted just to 82 runs against the target of 122 runs. Attariya’s skipper Airee made a half-century with 67 runs while Shubhendhu Pandey, Rit Gautam and Patel scored 12 runs each for winner. Skipper Airee also declared man of the match. Lalit Singh Bhandari was the highest wicket taker for Rupandehi and Bikram Son had also grabbed two wickets.
In another match of the day, Biratnagar Kings and Mahendranagar United were forced to share a point each after the match was hit by rain. The match was stopped when Biratnagar was with the score of 82 runs losing seven wickets in 18.3 overs.
Asad Pathan scored 19 runs, Prithu Baskota 14 runs, Avinash Yadav 13 runs and Trit Raj Das 12 runs for Biratnagar. Sagar Dhakal had grabbed three wickets and Mohammad Naveed took a wicket for Mahendranagar.
So far, Biratnagar is at the fourth place with 3 points while Mahendranagar is in the fifth spot with a point after three matches. Kings had defeated Dhangadhi Starts by 21 runs and lost to Rupandehi Challengers by five wickets in the previous matches.
Similarly, Mahendranagar had lost both the matches against Rupandehi Challengers by two wickets and Kathmandu Goldens by 7 runs.