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Nepal sets 182-run target for Gujarat in SMS Friendship Cup clash

Khabarhub

April 3, 2024

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Nepal sets 182-run target for Gujarat in SMS Friendship Cup clash

KATHMANDU: In today’s SMS Friendship Cup match against Gujarat, Nepal has set a challenging target of 182 runs for Gujarat to secure victory.

Opting to bowl first at Vapi, India, Gujarat faced Nepal’s formidable batting lineup.

Nepal put up a commendable performance, scoring 181 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Highlighting the innings, opening batsmen Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh showcased stellar form, each scoring half-centuries and building a strong partnership of 125 runs for the opening wicket.

Bhurtel contributed 67 runs, while Sheikh amassed 85 runs.

On the bowling front, Jayamet Patel led Gujarat’s attack, securing three crucial wickets, supported by Arya Desai and Drushant Soni, who claimed two wickets each.

With this match marking Nepal’s third appearance in the ongoing T20 tri-series, the team aims to continue their winning streak following victories against both Gujarat and Baroda in previous encounters.

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