Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) defeated British Infantry Cricket Club by eight wickets in a friendly Twenty20 match here at the Institute of Engineering grounds today.
Put into bat first, the British Army team was bowled out for 102 runs with two balls remaining. In reply, the TAC — who won the Pepsi Standard Chartered National Twenty20 Tournament title defeating star-studded Nepal APF Club in their debut tournament — reached 105-2 in 12.4 overs riding on fine knocks from Naresh Budhayer and Mahesh Chhetri.
Naresh struck seven fours and six in his unbeaten 42 off just 24 balls, while Mahesh scored not out 36 off 43 balls that included four fours and a six. Jim Codling took a wicket for the visitors.
Earlier, Fred Moywan top scored for the British Infantry Cricket Club with 16 off 20 balls including two fours. Jim Codling struck two fours in his 14-ball 15, while Gedian Charles hit a six and a four in his 11-ball 14. For the TAC Rahul Kumar BK took 2-18 off four overs, while Rajesh Pulami, Chandra Sawad, Anil Mandal and Naresh pocketed one wicket each.