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ICC Asia U-19 WC: Nepal sets 230-run target for Oman

16 April 2019  

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KATHMANDU: Nepal has set a 230-run target for Oman at its fourth match under the ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier underway at Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Invited to bast first after losing the toss, Nepal scored 229 runs losing all wickets in 43.2 overs.

Skipper Rohit Kumar Paudel top-scored with 75 runs studded with five fours and two sixes off 81 balls, Pratis GC  made 41 runs including two fours and four sixes off 23 balls while Bhim Sarki contributed 39 runs including two fours and one six off 43 deliveries.

In reply, JY Tanna, Azam Ali, SR Ravindra, Muzahir Raza, took wickets each of Nepal while P Kumble, Mehta grabbed one wicket each, piling pressure on Nepal.

Nepal had played friendly matches with U-19 cricket teams in Andhra Pradesh of India prior to this Qualifier. Of the total six friendly matches, Nepal won four matches and lost two matches.

Rohit Kumar Paudel (captain), Pawan Sarraf, Sandeep Jora, Bhim Sarki, Kushal Malla, Hari Bahadur Chauhan, Pratish GC and Abhishek Basnet are in the team. Similarly, Rit Gautam, Kamal Singh Airee, Rashid Khan, Sagar Dhakal and Surya Tamang.

Former captain of National Cricket Team Binod Das is the coach. Nepal had participated in the ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier for seven times that had started since 1998.

Nepal, which had first participated in U-19 held in Sri Lanka in 2000, has played seven times so far (five times (2000-2008) and two times (2012 and 2016). Nepal will face Kuwait on Thursday.


Publish Date : 16 April 2019 10:04 AM

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