KATHMANDU: Lalitpur Patriots has set a 158-run target for Kathmandu Kings XI at the first match under the Everest Premier League played at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on Saturday.
Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Lalitpur notched up 157 runs losing 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
Pawan Sarraf scored the first half-century of Bajaj Pulsar EPL 2021.
He hit 61 runs including five fours and four sixes in 44 balls for Lalitpur after losing captain Kushal Bhurtel for zero in the first ball.
Similarly, Yogendra Singh Karki added 33 runs while Shankar Rana scored 14 runs.
Bhutanese player Ranjung Mikyo Dorji added an unbeaten 17 while Narayan Joshi scored 12 runs.
Oshada Fernando was dismissed for 4, Sandan Birakode for 2, and Rashid Khan for 1.
Lalit Rajbanshi remained unbeaten on zero runs. Kathmandu’s Jitendra Mukhiya took 4 wickets. Ryan Burl and Gulshan Jha took 2/2 wickets.
Kathmandu captain Sandeep Lamichhane and Shahid Afridi could not take wickets.