Trinidad- Nepali Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane took one wicket by conceding only 20 runs in his quota of four overs. However, his team Jamaica Tallawahs lost the match by 19 runs to Trinbago Knight Riders. After winning the toss, Jamaica Tallawahs opted to bowl first.
Sandeep came into the action at the eighth over. Trinbago’s batsman hardly managed to score only three runs in the over.
In the third ball of his second over, Lamichhane grabbed the big wicket of opener Lendl Simmons who was playing at 25 after hitting two sixes. Lamichhane had bowled leg-break to Simmons, who went for the big shot but edged the ball to the slip.
But Munro soon ruined Lamichhane’s celebration by hitting him for a four. In his second over, Lamichhane went for 8 runs, which is expensive by his standard.
Trinbago’s star batsman Colin Munro, who plays at the international level for New Zealand, failed to connect the bat with the four consecutive balls of Lamichhane’s third over. Munro edged the ball to the square in the fifth ball and went to the other side. Lamichhane only conceded two runs in the third over.
Lamchichhane merely gave seven runs in his fourth over despite being hit for a boundary by Seifert.
Lamichhane finished his four overs taking one wicket by conceding only 20 runs at the economy rate of 5 runs per over. He has continued his sublime form of grabbing wickets with his economical bowling.
However, Jamaica Tallwahs lost the match by 19 runs. Jamaica Tallawahs has dropped to the fourth position in the league table after winning 3 and losing 4 of the total 7 games played.
Trinbago Knight Riders are a team yet to be beaten in the tournament. Winning seven out of the seven matches, they are at the top of the league table.
Colin Munro was adjudged Man of the Match for his magnificent knock of 65.
Jamaica Tallawahs will play their next match against St Kitts and Nevis Patriots at 7:45 pm on September 3.
Aashish Sunar, Sub-Editor and Writer for Kathmandu Pati English, covers issues on politics, marginalized communities, international relations, economics, and sports. He is pursuing an undergraduate degree in International Studies and Economics at Soka University of America. He tweets @imAashishSunar.