KATHMANDU, Feb 27 -Kathmandu Nepal,
Hosts Nepal ended their Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 campaign in style, stealing 5-wicket victory against the US on Saturday.
Nepali batsmen Gyanendra Malla and Mehboob Alam’s unbeaten 35 runs partnership sealed the game in Nepal’s favour with 20 balls remaining to play.With today’s victory, Nepal took revenge against the US who defeated them in the last match of league by five wickets at the same ground yesterday.Both the teams have already been promoted to the Division 4 yesterday.
In today’s game played at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, Nepal successfully chased the victory target of 173 runs in 46.04 overs with five wickets in hand.
Rahul BK’s sensational seven-wicket haul that rattled the American batting order created the base for the attainable target.
Nepal: 175/5 in 46.4 oversGyandendra Malla (28*) and Mahaboob Alam (17*)
Nepal lose fifth wicket: Shakti Gauchan was is LBW out in 41.2 overs. Nepal lose fourth wicket: Sarad Veswakar (11) was out in 37.4 overs.
Nepal lose third wicket in 29.3 overs. Paras Khadka was caught off Cush’s ball.Fall of latest wicket:Shakti Gauchan: 140/5 (41.2 ov); Partnership: 13 runs, 3.4 overs, RR: 3.54 Sarad Veswakar: 127/4 (37.4 ov); Partnership: 23 runs, 8.1 overs, RR: 2.81Paras Khadka: c Marshall b Cush 5 (0m 9b 1×4 0x6) SR: 55.55.
In the ongoing final of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 between Nepal and USA, America has posted a target of 173 runs.In the match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday, Nepal won the toss and elected to field first.
America, who had defeated Nepal in yesterday’s match made 172 runs losing all wickets in 47.2 overs.Seven wicket haul Nepali bowler Rahul BK’s seven wicket haul destroyed the American batting lineup.
Likewise, from the Americans, Massiah scored 55 and Baker chipped 49 runs.Nepal innings Nepal has so far lost its two wickets in the ongoing final at the TU Cricket Ground scoring 93 runs in 26 overs.Nepal lost opener Anil Mandal in the 22nd over and Mahesh Chettri 37 in the 24th over.Nepal lost Captain Paras Khadka as wellMandal scored 37 runs and Chettri was on 27 runs.