Thimphu Knights hold their nerves
Thimphu Knights managed to hold on to their nerves to win by two wickets against the Paro Bluemoon in a thrilling finish to the second match of the Bhutan T20 Smash 2022.
After winning the toss Paro Bluemoon captain choose to bat first. Knight’s speedster Dawa gave the perfect start bowling Ngawang Tshering for a duck. Dawa went on to get his second wicket of Sonam Tobgay who was caught behind by wicket-keeper Sanjog.
The third wicket pair of Sanjit Biswa and Tulsi Biswa showed some resistance adding 35 runs partnership before Tulsi was caught by Suprit Pradhan off Chirag Sharma’s bowl. Sanjit made an important 26 runs as Paro set up 125 runs target.
Paro Bluemoon started off brilliantly getting Knights opener Pasa Wangdi leg before wicket (LBW) from the second ball of the first over. Captain Suprit joined Pasa back in the pavilion after getting bowled out by Pema Wangchuk at a total score of 25.
Thimphu Knight kept losing wickets on a regular basis as they saw themselves struggling at 83 for the loss of 7 wickets before Suman Pradhan (25 runs not out) and Kinley Penjor (19 runs) added some crucial runs (30 runs partnership) to close the gap before losing Kinley to Hritesh Barman.
Thimphu Knights Barun Wakhley feast pumped the air as he managed to flick the ball towards the leg side boundary to give Knights the winning run. Knights Tandin Wangchuk was adjourned the Man of the Match.
Wandue Radaps will take on team Dantak in the third match of the tournament tomorrow while Thimphu Knights will play their second match against the defending champions SKD All Stars in the following afternoon match.