The Team ‘Blue’ under the leadership of Prithu Bankota defeated the Team ‘Red’ lead by Rahul BK by five wickets in the closed camp practice match played at Kirtipur TU Ground on Monday.
Electing to bat first, the Team ‘Red’ scored total 149 runs losing all wickets in 38.5 overs. Pradeep Airee scored 40 runs, Naresh Budhyaer 24 runs, Subash Khakurel 16 runs and Siddhant Lohani 10 runs.
Rupesh Shrivastav grabbed three wickets and Sagar Pun took two wickets while Krishna Karki, Binod Lama, Sushil Kandel, Prithi Baskota and Hasim Ansari took one wicket each for Blue.
Chasing the target, Team ‘Blue’ met the target in 31.4 overs scoring total 155 runs with the loss of five wickets.
Prithu Baskota scored highest of 42 runs while Fazlur Rehman 28 runs, Pawan Shrestha 16 runs and Shiva Kumar Tandukar 15 runs.
Avinash Karn and Rahul BK took two wickets each while Nischal Pandey took one wicket for Red.
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had announced the name of 24 players for closed-camp training for the ACC U-19 Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Malaysia from June 23 to July 1, this year.
The 24 member squad includes 14 players that participated in the ICC U-19 Cricket Cup Qualifiers while remaining 10 players were selected based on their performance in recently concluded Wai Wai U-19 National Cricket Tournament. nepalnews.com