Nepal T20 League – Janakpur Royals Thrash Far West United To Get Back To Winning Ways

Far West United
Far West United (Credits: CAN/Twitter)

Janakpur Royals, on Thursday (December 29), thrashed Far West United by 8 wickets to get back to winning ways in the ongoing Nepal T20 League.

Royals had entered the game after suffering a heavy 53-run loss at the hands of Kathmandu Knights and put up a commendable performance. Royals have now won three of their first 4 games while United suffered their third defeat in 4 games.

Royals are currently at the second spot in the points table with 6 points. On the other hand, United are languishing in the fifth spot with just 2 points from 4 games.

Janakpur Royals’ chase:

Sundeep Jora and Chadwick Walton smashed unbeaten fifties as the Royals chased down 170 by losing just 2 wickets and with 10 balls remaining.

The Royals were off to a disastrous start as Karan KC sent back both their openers in a space of 4 balls in the third over to reduce them to 20 for 2. However, United could not get another breakthrough in the game as Walton and Jora powered their team to a convincing win.

Jora remained unbeaten on 77 off 54 balls with the help of 3 fours and 5 sixes. On the other hand, Walton scored 69 off 40 balls with the help of 2 fours and 5 sixes.

Trevon Griffith
Royals captain Trevon Griffith (Credits: CAN/Twitter)

Far West United innings:

Asked to bat first, Far West United scored 169 for 6 in the allotted 20 overs. United did not get off to a good start and the 150-run mark was looking like a distant dream.

The likes of Dev Khanal (22) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (19) got starts but could not convert them into big totals. On the other hand, the likes of Hasim Ansari (11), Binod Bhandari (12), and Umair Ali (0) failed to get going with the bat.

At one stage, United were reeling at 89 for 5 in the 14th over and were looking destined to post a below-par total. However, a whirlwind knock from Karan KC helped them cross the 150-run mark and post the big total.

Karan smashed an unbeaten 46 off just 17 balls with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes and shared an unbeaten stand of 58 runs with Bhim Sharki who remained not out on 36.

Nepal T20 League points table:

Teams Matches Won Lost Tied Points
Lumbini All Stars 4 4 0 0 8
Janakpur Royals 4 3 1 0 4
Kathmandu Knights 3 2 2 0 4
Biratnagar Super Kings 4 2 1 0 4
Far West United 4 1 3 0 2
Pokhara Avengers 5 0 5 0 0

 

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