Aashirbad shines yet again as Patriotic register their first win


Aashirbad Upreti’s exceptional bowling helped Patriotic Cricket Training Centre to beat Milan Cricket Club by seven-wicket in the third match of three-match Twenty20 series on Friday at Turkeni Khel Maidan, Jhapa.

Winning the toss, Patriotic opted to field first in 15-over per side match. The match was reduced to 15-over per side due to wet outfield. Patriotic bundled-out Milan on 50 in 14.4 overs before making 51-3 in 11.2 overs.

This is the first win ever for Patriotic Cricket Training Centre. The training centre was establised in June 2019 and played three matches so far. 

Despite of defeat, Milan won the series with the 2-1 scoreline. They won first two matches by 28 and 39 runs respectively.


Dipen Gurung and Nirmal Dhakal shared 31-run for the second wicket to make the chase look easier for Patriotic. Dipen top scored for them with 29-ball 24 that included a six. Similarly, Nirmal Dhakal slammed four boundaries on his way to scoring 23-ball 21. Bhupal Dangal finished it off with his first ball four. Santosh Sunwar was lone wicket-taker for Milan with the figure of 1-9 in his three overs.

Earlier, player-of-the-match Aashirbad Upreti picked four wickets, giving away just four runs in his three overs. He picked total of 11 wickets in the three matches. Likewise, Saujan Ghimire returned the figures of 3-12 in his 2.4 overs.

Pawan Karma scored 19 runs off 31 balls with two sixes for the losing side.


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