ICC WCL2: Nepal sets 139-run target for Oman

Published On: February 9, 2018 04:39 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal has set a 139-run target for Oman at their second match in the ICC World Cricket League 2 underway at Windhoek on Friday.

Sent in to bat first after losing the toss Nepal made 138 runs losing all wickets in 46/50 overs. 

Sarad Vesawkar top-scored with 22 runs including two fours off 39 balls in 22 overs, Dipendra Singh Airee made 20 runs including three fours off 32 balls before being bowled out by Khawar Ali while Dilip Nath contributed 19 runs with three fours off 49 balls. 

Electing to field after winning the toss, Oman’s player Kaleemullah claimed highest four wickets giving away 28 runs in 10 overs, piling pressure on Nepali side. 

Similarly, Bilal Khan grabbed two wickets at the cost of 13 runs in nine overs while JA Odedra, Khawar Ali and Fiaz Bhutt made 1 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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