ICC Cricket World Cup League: Nepal lose to USA

Published On: June 16, 2022 12:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal


KATHMANDU, June 16: The Nepali national cricket team faced a 39-run defeat at the hands of the US in the ICC World Cup League-2. 

The USA team had presented a challenging 246 runs target before Nepal in the match played at Moosa Cricket Stadium in Huston of the US. Nepal could score only 206 runs all out in 47.4 overs. 

Nepal's Aarif Sheikh scored the highest 73-ball 63 runs including three fours while Sompal Kami gathered 47 runs, including a four from 72. 

Sheikh and Kami built a partnership of 106 runs in the face-saving sixth wicket. Opener Kushal Bhurtel made 10, Ashif Sheikh 18, Dev Khanal 34 and Rohit Kumar Poudel 16 runs. 

US bowlers Saurav Netravalkar and Ali Khan took three wickets each and Nothus Kaijing and Nisarga Patel one each to steer the USA team to victory. 

Earlier, put on to bat first after losing the toss, the USA national team had mustered 245-7 in the 50 overs game. 

Nepal's bowlers Karan KC took three wickets, captain Sandeep Lamichhane two and Sompal Kami and Deepndra Singh Eiri took one wicket each. 

Nepal has so far gathered 15 points from 16 matches under the ICC World Cup League. Nepal is in the fifth position in League-2

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