KATHMANDU, May 5: Agni Air and Yeti Airlines on Satrurday advanced into the semifinals of the First Wai Wai Corporate T20 Cricket Tournament. Agni Air thrashed UNICEF by 103 runs to top Group C while Yeti Airlines registered 34 runs victory over Nepal Telecom to secure a place in the semifinals as Group B winner.
In the first match played at TU Ground, Kirtipur, Agni Air won the toss and scored 198 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs. Gaurav Jain scored 74 runs off 52 balls that included 14 boundaries. Rahul Bansal scored 44 runs off 21 balls with six boundaries and two huge sixes. Jain and Bansal shared a 79-run partnership for the third wicket.
Bibek Sharma Poudel grabbed two wickets while Krishna Sunar, Sushil Rana Magar, Pradiumna Dahal and Binod Nepal took a wicket each for UNICEF.
UNICEF managed to score 95 runs in 20 overs losing eight wickets in course of chasing the target of 199 runs. Opener Will Parks scored 26 runs off 48 balls with three boundaries. Parks was retired out due to injury.
Saurav KC grabbed two wickets while Rahul Bansal, Ram Rawal, Chiranj Shrivastav, Pranav Malla, Prajwal Shrestha and Bikash Tamang shared a wicket each.
Meanwhile, Yeti Airlines winning the toss scored 188 runs losing six wickets. Opener Saandeep Shrestha scored 75 runs off 48 balls with 12 boundaries and a huge six. Ravi Sharma was unbeaten on 32 off 19 balls while Narendra KC scored 26 runs off 27 balls.
Pradeep Khatiwada grabbed three wickets while Binay Pokhrel took two wickets.
In chasing the target of 189 runs, Nepal telecom managed to score 154 runs losing eight wickets. Dhirendra Shrestha scored 38 runs off 31 balls with seven boundaries. Mukesh Raut scored 29 runs off 21 balls with three boundaries and one six.
Divas Prajapati grabbed three wickets while Mohammad Rafi took two wickets for Yeti Airlines