Nepal beats UAE, registers second win of the tournament

15 Febrero, 2018, 05:02 | Author: Thomas Hicks
  • Paras Khadka scored a fifty and picked two wickets in Nepal's win

With today's emphatic victory over the Gulf nation, Nepal register two victories out of three matches of the ICC World Cricket League Division II played at Windhoek, Namibia, on Sunday.

Put in to bat first, Kenya set a target of 178 by the time they completed their allotted 50 overs with two wickets in hand.

Nepal chased down the target of 115 runs with four wickets and 31 balls to spare after the rain spoiled game was reduced to 34 overs.

UAE never got into the grove of building their innings together as they lost wickets in regular interval to disciplined Nepali bowlers who bowled in tandem to tandem.

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Likewise, Karan KC took the third wicket of Rohan Mustafa in the first ball of eighth over.

Dipendra Singh Airee was cleaned up by Mohammad Naveed before UAE's Rohan Mustafa trapped Sarad Veswakar leg before for 3 runs. Khadka anchored the innings with his stroke filled 51 runs before he fell while trying to up-the-ante in the 17.2 overs.

On Tuesday, however, the match did happen - Kenya's batting performance did not show much improvement from the last one as only Dhiren Gondaria (60) and Alex Obanda (28) reached double digits, taking the score to 110, which Namibia chased down in 16 overs. After skipper's departure, youngsters Aarif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel and Sompal Kami took the responsibility to seal the victory for the team.

Canada began the tournament with three straight wins against Oman, United Arab Emirates and Kenya. The top two squads will advance to the another qualifier for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. The task is monumental as Canada is a strong contender and also the victor of the Division 3 tournament played in 2017.



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