Nepal sets a 250-run target for Oman in the ODI match under the ICC World Cup Cricket League 2 at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Sunday (File photo/Khabarub)
KATHMANDU: Nepal has set a 250-run target for Oman at the ongoing at the One Day International (ODI) cricket match under the ICC World Cup Cricket League 2 underway at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Sunday.
Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal notched up 249 runs in the allotted 50 overs losing eight wickets. Skipper Gyanendra Malla made 56 runs including six fours and one six off 76 balls while Paras Khadka made 38 runs including six fours and one six off 34 balls while Kushal Malla contributed 35 runs off 47 balls.
In reply, Oman’s Aqib Ilyas grabbed four wickets of Nepal conceding 36 runs in 10 overs and Mohammad Nadeem took three wickets giving away 44 runs in eight overs.
Earlier, Nepal had faced an 18-run defeat at the hands of Oman at the opening match three days ago.
Nepal is seeking an opportunity to take revenge against Oman today while Oman wants to top the points table by inflicting a second-straight defeat on Nepal in today’s match.
Oman is in the second position with 12 points from six wins out of eight games. America with equal points is ahead of Oman in a net run rate.
Likewise, Nepal is at the bottom in the points table with one win form two games. Nepal has not defeated Oman for the last seven years.