Friday, 31st October 2014

Panchakanya Tej, Jagdamba Giants enter semis of Ncell NPL 2014


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Panchakanya Tej and Jagdamba Giants have advanced to the semifinals of the ongoing Ncell Nepal Premier League (NPL) 2014 after winning their respective matches on Monday.

Jagdamba’s Nizamuddin Ansari receives player of the match award in Ncell NPL 2014 amids a function in Dhangadi on Monday.Undefeated Panchakanya Tej led by Sharad Veshwakar registered its third straight win after defeating Colors X Factors by 156 runs held in Kanchanpur.

Similarly, Jagdamba Giants captained by Shakti Gauchan beat Kantipur Gurkhas by 13 runs to secure third win after four matches.

Both the teams have gained 6 points each so far. However, Tej is at the top of the chart on run rate.

X Factors was restricted just to 120 runs in 34.4 overs while chasing the target of 277 runs set by Tej. Bhuwan Karki alone claimed six wickets and Karan KC two wickets for Tej.

Rajesh Pulami scored the highest 39 runs for X Factors.

In the first inning, Puspa Thapa made a half-century scoring 91 runs while Sanjay Shrestha contributed 43 runs, Binod Das 30 runs and Indrakamal manandhar 25 runs to total 276 runs in 50 overs for Tej.

Fajlur Rahman took three wickets as Kumar Thapa claimed two wickets for X Factors.

In another match of the day held in Dhangadi, Jagdamba Giants had posted a target of 202 runs losing its all wickets in 49 overs.

Amit Shrestha made 60 runs while Shubendhu Pandey scored 53 runs and Shakti Gauchan 25 runs. Basant Regmi took four wickets, Gopal Singh three wickets and Pradeep Airee two wickets for Gurkhas.

Nizamuddin Ansari grabbed five wickets while Sompal Kami claimed four wickets for Jagdamba Giants to restrict Kantipur Gurkhas to 188 runs in 49 overs. Pradeep Airee 78 runs for Gurkhas was in vain after defeat.

Meanwhile, Sagarmatha Legends is in the third spot with 4 points and Kantipur Gurkhas stands at fourth with 2 points. Sagarmatha has played four matches while Gurkhas played three matches so far.

 

Group A

Teams

Played

Won

Loss

NR

Points

Net RR

Panchakanya Tej

3

3

-

-

6*

+2.25

Jagdamba Giants

4

3

1

-

6*

+0.547

Sagarmatha Legends

4

2

2

-

4

-0.03

Kantipur Gurkhas

3

1

2

-

2

+1.021

Colors X-Factors

4

1

3

-

2

-1.394

Vishal Warriors

4

1

3

-

2

-1.499


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