Kevin O'Brien won yet another Man of the Match award to lead his Kathmandu Kings side into the last four of the Everest Premier League in Nepal.

O'Brien hit an unbeaten 45 from 43 deliveries, as Kings recovered from a terrible start as they chased down a lowly Biratnagar total of 100.

At 48 for 5, the contest was in the balance before the Dubliner showed all his nous to edge his team closer to the total in conjunction with Indian Pardeep Sahu.

With 13 needed from 3 overs, O'Brien clubbed local hero and Nepalese skipper Paras Khadka for 3 sixes in the space of five balls to seal the win.

He had earlier taken 3 for 18 to make the MOM award a formality.

O'Brien's heroics had the added bonus of knocking out Biratnagar and allowing Paul Stirling's Chitwan Tigers to progress.

Stirling had been in fine form in their win over Pokhara Rhinos, hitting 55 from 46 balls (5 fours, 2 sixes) as they chased 130 to win by seven wickets with an over to spare.

The play-offs start on Tuesday, with the final scheduled for Saturday.