Host Sudur Paschimanchal Academy (SPA) secured semifinal berth in the Hotel Devotee SPA Cup, inter college cricket tournament with highest cash prize, as it defeated Jagannath Multipule Campus, Baitadi by six wickets on Friday in Dhangadhi.

Jagannath elected to bat first and put up 119/4 in allotted 20 overs as Ashok Chand scored unbeaten 43 runs. Lokesh Bhatta (17 runs) was the second highest scorer for Jagannath.

Bhuwan Karki receives man-of-the-match award.(Photo Courtesy: SPA)

Bhuwan Karki receives man-of-the-match award.
(Photo Courtesy: SPA)

Bikash Bam was the pick of the SPA bowlers as he claimed three wickets. Arjun Chapagain took a wicket for SPA.

Chasing the total, SPA met the target in 18.4 overs losing four wickets. Bhuwan Karki top scored 29 runs while Pankaj Kunwar struck 25 runs. Prakash Khadka (19 runs) and Sandeep Khadka (15 runs) remain unbeaten for SPA.

Khemraj Bhatta took two wickets while Saroj Rawal and Rajendra Bhatta claimed a wicket each for Jagannath.

Bhuwan Karki was adjudged man-of-the-match and was awarded Rs 5,000.

Meanwhile, Mahendra Namuna Campus, Dadeldhura beat New Horizon College, Butwal by 13 runs on Friday morning to secure its berth in last eight.

Mahendra Namuna put up 151/6 in allotted 20 overs as Roshan Nepali scored 75 runs and Prem Tamang added 23 runs. Nepali and his opening partner Dilip Nath put up 72-run partnership within 8.2 overs. Ganesh Gaudel claimed three wickets for New Horizon.

New Horizon reached only 138/9 in 20 overs. Prash KC scored 51 runs and Krishna Sen added 18 runs as they put up 71-run third wicket partnership. However, New Horizon suffered dramatic collapse then after. Sunil Tamang and Bikram Sob claimed three wickets each for Mahendra Namuna.