It was an excellent 48 hours for Kevin O'Brien as he powered his Kathmandu Kings side to back-to-back wins in the Everest Nepal T20 tournament.

The Irish international took 2 for 39 as the Pokhara Rhinos were reined in to 165 for 6 having been given a flying start by Richard Levi (38) and Scottish international Kyle Coetzer (37).

UAE international Rohan Mustafa hit a quickfire 40 in the reply, but it was O'Brien who was the match winner hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes in his unbeaten 54 from just 35 balls to seal the five-wicket win with four balls left.

"It was a good win, a true team effort," O'Brien told CricketEurope.

"We did very well to restrict Pokhara to 165 after Richard Levi and Kyle Coetzer got them off to a flyer. We were happy at half time chasing that score. Rohan Mustafa got us off to a quick start, and helped bring the run rate down.

"The pitch was very nice, and you could attack the spinners which I managed to do and was happy to be there at the end to get the win."

O'Brien was also there at the end in Saturday's contest, hitting an undefeated 33 from just 15 deliveries (5 fours, 1 six) as the Kings chased down Bhairahawa Gladiators 149 to seal a last over win by seven wickets.

Dubliner O'Brien isn't the only Irish interest in the tournament, as he's been joined by fellow international Paul Stirling, while Andrew Leonard is the lead commentator and presenter for the competition.

"Myself, Paul and Andrew are having an absolute blast over here," said O'Brien.

"The people are so friendly, very hospitable. Also they are so passionate towards cricket and are so eager to see international cricket at TU ground. They really want to see Ireland v Nepal in T20/ODI.

"The tournament has been run really well, and it is like a mini IPL. The MD Aamir Akhtar spent a week or so at last season's IPL to see how it works best.

"The advertising and marketing of the matches , the teams, the local and overseas players is something I have never seen before. They have over 30 banners placed around the city of Kathmandu which show the team logo and faces of the major players in each team.

"Andrew has become something of a local celebrity and he has provided so much expertise for the tournament, be it on social media side or production and of course his knowledge of Nepal cricket helps with his commentary.

"All in all I have loved my time here and really hope that I can come back to Nepal, whether itís with the TVS EPL or on international duty with Ireland."