Wednesday, June 19

Nepal suffer worst defeat in ODI history

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Nepal’s national cricket team suffered their worst defeat in history during Monday’s match of the ICC World Cup League-2 ODI Tri-series against hosts UAE. Nepal lost the match by 99 runs for their second consecutive defeat in the league.

Chasing a target of 203 runs for victory, the visitors were bundled out for 103 runs in 35.1 overs. This is Nepal’s the lowest score in ODI history. Prior to this, the lowest runs scored by Nepal in ODI was 113 runs against the UAE in 2019.

Nepal’s Gyanendra Malla topscored 30 runs off 65 balls for Nepal. Sompal Kami was run out for 15 runs off 35 balls.

UAE’s fast bowler Junaid Siddiqui took four wickets in 8 overs including two maidens, giving away 23 runs. Kashif Daud and Ahmad Raja took two wickets each.

Earlier, opting to bat first, the UAE posted a total of 202 runs in 50 overs losing 9 wickets. UAE’s experienced left-handed all-rounder Rohan Mustafa topscored 60 runs off 73 balls. His innings included two boundaries and a six.

Nepal’s skipper Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets in 10 overs giving away 32 runs. Likewise, Sompal Kami and Karan KC took two wickets each while Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee took a wicket each.

Nepal had defeated Papua New Guinea by 2 wickets in the first match of the tri-series while they had lost to the UAE by 48 runs in the second match. Nepal will play the final match of the series against Papua New Guinea on Tuesday.

Points Table

Oman have registered 17 wins and 8 losses from 27 matches and are on the top position with 36 points. The UAE are second with 22 points from 18 matches including 10 wins and 6 losses. Scotland (7 wins and 3 losses from 12 matches) are third with 16 points followed by the USA in fourth position with 14 points from 16 matches (7 wins and 9 losses). Namibia are fifth with 12 points from 13 matches (6 wins and 7 losses) while Nepal are sixth with 10 points from 11 matches including 5 wins and 6 losses. Papua New Guinea are at the bottom with 14 losses and one victory in 15 matches.

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