Nepal registers memorable victory in ODI debut

Nepal won the match by 1 run.

Sandip Lamichanne picked up 3 wickets. ( Reuters)

Nepal registered a memorable win in their  ODI debut against Netherlands as they won the match by one run in a nailbiter of a match. Chasing 217 to win, the Dutch were comfortably placed at 114-2 at one stage, before losing their next seven wickets for 71.

Final pair Paul van Meekeren (12) and Fred Klaassen (13) steadied the ship to leave the home side needing six off the last over.

However, needing one run to tie and two to win off the last ball, Klaassen was run out by Nepal skipper Paras Khadka off his own bowling to give the sport's newest one-day international side a thrilling win.

Earlier batting first, Sompal Kami batting at number 8 top-scored for Nepal with 61 off 46 balls with five boundaries and three sixes.

Khadka added 51 with six fours and two sixes as Nepal recovered from 88-5 to reach 216 all out in the 49th over. For Netherlands,  Wesley Barresi top-scored with 71, an innings which featured eight boundaries.

Teenage leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichanne was the pick of the Nepal bowlers with 3-41. 

(Inputs from AFP) 


By Anshuman Roy - 04 Aug, 2018

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