Tuesday, July 9

Canada XI Clinch One-Day Series Over Nepal ‘A’

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu (Hamro Khlekud) – Canada XI have won the three-match one-day series with a four-wicket win over Nepal ‘A’. The Canadian side registered a four-wicket victory in the third match at the Mulpani Cricket Ground to win the series 2-1.

Canada chased down the target of 182 runs in the 39th over with the loss of just six wickets. Nicolas Kirton made an unbeaten 79-ball 58 with six fours to guide his side to victory. Navneet Dhaliwal played 45 deliveries to get to 38 runs with four fours and a six. Opener Aaron Johnson made a quickfire 42 in 31 deliveries with two fours and four sixes.

Canada, who were in a spot of bother with four wickets down for 70, were steered towards the win by Dhaliwal and Kirton.

Shahab Alam’s four wickets in ten overs giving away 35 runs couldn’t guide the Nepali side a win. Sher Malla and Basir Ahmad took one wicket each.

Earlier, losing the toss and being invited to bat first, Nepal posted 181 runs getting bundled over in the 47th over. Opener Aashutosh Ghiraaiya was the biggest contributor to the Nepali total with his 43-ball 28. His opening partner Arjun Kumal took 53 deliveries to get to 27 runs.

Similarly, Basir Ahmad made 25 runs, Sundeep Jora got to 2 runs while Sujan Thapakiya reached 20 runs before heading back to the pavilion.

Canada’s Nicolas Kirton, Dillon Heyliger and Harsh Thaker took three wickets each. Skipper Saad Bin Zafar and Kaleem Sana picked up one wicket each.

The Canadian squad extended their stay in Nepal for this series after losing the ODI series against Nepal 3-0. Canada XI had earlier won the first match of this series by four wickets and had lost the second match by two wickets.

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