30 OCTOBER 2014 -KATHMANDU – The One and Only sporting Event that Nepal can feel proud of is Cricket as its victory over various Matches in recent days has put Nepal on sporting map of the world.
In a recent bid to register their position in the ICC world-cup cricket league division 2, Nepal has defeated Uganda by 62 runs in the title match of ICC World Cricket League Division III being played at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday.
Nepal choosing to bat first after winning the toss had posted a modest target of 224 runs against Uganda today.
The Ugandan side was bundled up for 161 in 44.1 overs. Wicket keeper Roger Mukasa scored 51 off 52 balls and put up a decent fight despite being retired hurt in the eighth over.
Nepali bowlers performed well in today’s match with Bhuvan Karki registering 4 wickets in his name with Basanta Regmi’s 2 wickets and Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami and Sagar Pun claiming one wicket each.
Earlier, the Nepali team lost all of its wickets in the 49.5 over scoring 223 runs with three players completing their half centuries. Sagar Pun scored the highest, 64 of 99 balls, while Naresh Budayair added 51 of 73 balls. Vice captain Gyanendra Malla continued his good form and scored 56 runs from 65 balls.
After Malla’s departure, the bottom order batsmen could not hold on and Nepal lost 5 of its remaining wickets in the last three overs.
For the Ugandan side, Roger Mukasa took six wickets in his 3.5 over spell giving just 27 runs.
Both Nepal and Uganda have already earned their position at the ICC World Cup Cricket League Division II.
Well Played guys, Now at-least i feel proud of Being a Nepalee. Forget about the bravery of those Gurkha’s who fought for British Colony not for Nepal.