Hard-fought win (photo feature)

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 18: Skipper Paras Khadka completed century as Nepal defeated Namibia by three wickets in the ICC World Cricket League Championship held at the TU Cricket ground in Kirtipur in a nail-biting thriller on Monday.

Nepal reached the 240-run target set by Namibia with one ball remaining.

Khadka was top scorer for Nepal at 103 runs. He scored the runs facing 94 balls hitting seven sixes and five fours. Sharad Veswakar remained not out at 74 runs, while Gyanendra Malla contributed 22 runs for Nepal.

Sent to bat first after losing the toss, Namibia scored 239 runs losing nine wickets in the alloted 50 overs. Namibian player S Baard top-scored with 51 runs studded with eight fours off 60 balls. Similarly, Zane Green hit 47 runs including six fours off 87 balls while SF Burger made 43 runs off 60 balls and remained not out.

Basanta Regmi, Sandeep Lamichhane and Shakti Gauchan took two wickets each conceding 44, 45 and 39 runs respectively.
In today’s match, Nepal dropped Raju Rijal and included Sagar Pun in the playing eleven.

Nepal had defeated Namibia by five-wicket in the first match on Saturday.

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