Kolsawala’s fine innings overcome Rhinos challenge


Patriots won the match against Rhinos by 6 wickets. Winning the toss, Patriots opted to field first and managed to stop Rhinos on the score of 132 runs with the help of a wicket each from Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi and Rashid Khan respectively. Sunil Dhamala lead the Rhinos innings and take their total to respectable total. He hung in one end and scored 70 runs from 62 balls with two fours and five sixes at the strike rate of 112.90. Rajesh Pulami provided him a perfect company in middle over’s and shared 66 runs partnership. Rajesh scored 32 runs from 32 balls itself with the help of two fours and a six.

In reply, Kolsawala and Shankar Rana gave them a perfect start and lead their chase. They shared 84 runs partnership from 77 balls before Shakti Gauchan sent back Sankhar Rana for 35 runs. Sankhar scored 35 runs off 39 balls with five fours. Kolsawala top their batting scorecard with 56 runs off 45 balls with the help of 4 fours and 3 sixes. After Gyanendra Malla 17balls-27 runs make sure Patriots victory. For Rhinos, Israrullah picked up 2 wickets. Shakti Gauchan and Sushan Bhari also picked up a wicket each. Their pace bowling spearhead Taj Wali also procured a perfect spell of (4-0-18-0) but failed to picked up wickets.

With this all the league matches of TVS EPL 2017 concluded and we got the top four sides. Biratnagar Warriors top the league table followed by Bhairahawa Gladiators, Pokhara Rhinos and Lalitpur Patriots. Biratnagar Warriors and Bhairahawa Gladiators will face each other in qualifier-1 whereas Pokhara Rhinos will face Lalitpur Patriots in eliminator round tomorrow.


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