ACC U-16 Eastern Zone Cup: Nepal enters semifinal

Published On: June 28, 2023 02:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal defeated Thailand to enter the semi-final under ACC U-16 Eastern Zone Cup Cricket-2023 underway in Malaysia.

In its first match held in Bangi of Malaysia, Nepal left behind Thailand by a huge margin of 225 runs. With its second defeat in the tournament, Thailand was  relegated from the group stage.

In today's match, Nepal posted a target of 270 runs for Thailand that was all out for just 44 in just 13.2 overs. No player from Thailand except two - Eeshan Banerjee and opener D Fuangyotpiint - could make a double-digit score.

For Nepal, Santosh Yadav took five wickets followed by Ashok Dhami's three and Abhishek Tiwari's two.

Prior to this, Nepal chose to bat first by winning the toss and completed the first innings by scoring 269 runs at the loss of eight wickets in 35 overs. Nepal's opener Neeraj Kumar Yadav hit the highest 74 and Naren Bhatta contributed 55, Suryanshu Koirala 40 and Santosh Yadav 42.

Nepal is in the Group A of the tournament along with Malaysia and Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Maldives, and Indonesia. Nepal will be facing Malaysia for its last match on coming Friday.



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