Kathmandu, Dec. 22: Pokhara Rhinos defeated Kathmandu Kings XI by six wickets at a match under the Everest Premier League (EPL) twenty20 cricket tournament in Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground today.
This defeat has left the XI with a slim chance to advance towards the playoff.
Elected to bat first after winning the toss, the XI gave a 99 runs target, which the Rhinos achieved in 18.2 overs at the loss of four wickets. The XI made 98 runs in the stipulated 20 overs at the loss of eight wickets.
As for the Rhinos, Israrullah made the highest 45 runs, while Sunil Dhamala 20 runs. Likewise, captain Shakti Gauchan contributed 18 runs, while Rajesh Pulami eight runs and Binod Bhandari four runs.
For the XI, Sagar Pun and Bikram Bhusal took two and one wickets respectively. Likewise, opening batsman Sagar Pun scored the highest 36 runs, and Raju Rijal 17 runs. Sompal Kami contributed 10 runs.
For the Rhinos, Shakti Gauchan, Bikram Sob and Susan Bhari claimed two wickets each. Taj Wali and Israrullah took one wicket each. RSS
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