ICC WCL2: Nepal receives 178-run target from Kenya

Published On: February 12, 2018 04:47 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Nepal has received a 178-run target from Kenya at the ICC World Cricket League 2 underway at Windhoek in Namibia on Monday.

Sent in to bat first after losing the toss, Kenya made 177 runs losing eight wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Irfan Karim scored highest 42 runs off 100 balls, AA Obanda made 41 runs including five fours off 46 balls while CO Obuya contributed 27 runs off 61 balls.

In reply, Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane claimed highest five wickets giving away 20 runs in 10 overs, Sharad Vesawkar, Basant Regmi and Sompal Kami took one wicket each.

A total of six teams - Nepal, Oman, Namibia, Canada, UAE and Kenya - are participating in the Division Two league since Thursday.

 The top two teams will qualify for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe from March 4 to 25.

The 18-match tournament will take place across three venues in Windhoek - Wanderers, Affies and United Ground.  

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