The final of the Everest Premier League 2018 is being played between the huge crowds of more than ten thousand in TU International Cricket ground in Kathmandu. National Cricket Vice-Captain Gyanendra Malla will be seeking first ever domestic title as he is leading the Lalitpur Patriots but it is not going to easy for him and his team against the mighty Sharad Veswakar led Bairahawa Gladiators. In the very final game of domestic franchise twenty20 EPL, Sharad had won the toss and had opted to field first.
With the end of first innings, Lalitpur patriots managed to post the target 156, with Jaykishan Kolsawala(lhb) playing the crucial role with magnificent half century. He had played as the opener and was playing steady and controlled game as the wickets were falling on the other end.
GY Tomar and Kolsawala had started the innings with 41 runs opening partnership. The partnership was broken when Tomarwas caught by Inder Singh from ten Doeschate. The skipper Gyanendra Malla was out for 10 runs whereas Pawan Sharaff was run out on 5. However, S Jhora came for his short but important 24 runs on 11 balls before falling prey on the ball of Bhuwan Karki. Jaykishan Kolsawala then did the rest of the job before being bowled by Krishna Karki with 57 runs, his 52 balls containing 3 fours and as much as sixes. K Bhurtel made 11 runs and S Tamang made just 3 runs.
Earlier, Bairahawa bowlers were hit with the boundaries of fours and sixes where Avinash Bora was found much expensive giving 37 runs in his four over spell.But rescue came from Krishna Karki. He took 3 crucial wickets in his spell. The highest wicket taker of the tournament, Mohammed Naveed too was found disappointing being hit for 31 runs but he made the come back in the second last over taking 2 wickets. The Lalitpur Patriots was then restricted for 155 as the fall of wickets continue in the last three overs of the innings.
Every single run of the innings is being enjoyed by the passionate fans of both the teams encouraging their team. The match is being telecast live in AP channel and can be watched in Nepalflix in Youtube. Stay tuned here to get further details of the match.