U-19 National Cricket: Birgunj enter final from Group B
Region No. 2 Birgunj entered the final from Group B of the Wai Wai U-19 National Cricket Tournament on Tuesday.
Birgunj advanced to the final after three consecutive victories. Birgunj defeated Region No. 1 Biratnagar by seven-wickets in the match played at Kirtipur TU ground in their third match.
Electing to bat first, Biratnagar scored 213 runs in 50 overs losing eight wickets while Birgunj met the target in 45.4 overs with the loss of three-wickets. Bijay Ghalan contributed 72 runs off 145 balls for Birgunj.
Similarly, in another match of the day played at Pulchowk Engineering Ground, Region No.3 Kathmandu defeated No. 8 Pokhara by four wickets.
Electing to bat first, Pokhara scored 137 runs in 43.4 overs losing all wickets while Kathmandu met the target in 25.1 overs losing six-wickets.
Pawan Shrestha scored 54 runs off 56 balls and remained unbeaten.
The Group A matches will resume from Sunday. Region No. 4 Bhairahawa will face Region No. 7 Janakpur while Region No. 5 Nepalgunj will face Region No. 6 Baitadi on the day. nepalnews.com