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KATHMANDU: In a match of men’s cricket played during the 19th Asian Games held in China, Nepal has set a formidable target of 213 runs for Maldives.
Opting to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal displayed their batting prowess by accumulating 212 runs while losing 7 wickets within the allocated 20 overs.
Leading from the front, Captain Rohit Paudel notched up 52 runs, with Gulsan Jha contributing a valuable 35 runs to the scoreboard.
Kushal Malla played a pivotal role with an unbeaten 47 runs, while Kushal Bhurtel chipped in with 35 runs.
Nepal found themselves in a precarious position, losing 4 wickets for just 67 runs, but Rohit, Gulsan, and Kushal Malla steadied the ship.
Malla showcased his power-hitting abilities by smashing 2 sixes and 3 fours in just 20 balls.
Rohit displayed his class with 3 sixes and 3 fours off 27 balls, while Gulson’s contribution included three sixes and one four from 21 balls.
Dipendra Singh Airi, who started off with a six on the very first ball, was dismissed on the second ball, adding a twist to the game.