KATHMANDU, Feb 18 – Nepal won by 3 wickets in the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two on Saturday. Aided by the record partnership of Ashif Sheikh and Gyanendra Malla and Kushal Malla’s explosive half-century, Namibia were beaten by 3 wickets.
This is Nepal’s third straight win in the ongoing League Two series at home. Ashif Sheikh and Gyanendra Malla shared 139 runs for Nepal, after losing to Kushal Bhurtel in just nine runs, in which Ashif scored 81 runs off 98 balls and Gyanendra scored 65 runs off 74 balls.
Kushal Malla, who came later, also scored a half century for Nepal. He scored 62 runs off 49 balls. Similarly, Rohit Paudel scored 49 runs, Sompal Kami scored eight runs, Sandeep Jora scored three runs and Dipendra Singh Airi and Kushal Bhurtel each scored one run.
For Namibia, Ruben Trumpelman took three wickets, Benard Scholz took two wickets, and Tangeni Lungameni took one wicket. Namibia, who lost the toss and was invited to bat, scored 274 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Jane Green scored 75 runs for Namibia. She hit 11 fours and a 6-for-63 six.
Similarly, Pikky Ya France scored 49, Handy Lawrence scored 41, Ruben Tumpelman scored 24, Mitchell Vanlingen scored 22 and Karl Brixtok scored 20. Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets and Karan KC took one wicket for Nepal.
Nepal has already defeated Namibia and Scotland.