KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Nepal has posted a target of 164 runs against the Maldives at the 13th South Asian Games.
In the ongoing match at Tribhuwan University cricket ground, Kirtipur on Friday afternoon, Nepal opted to bat after winning the toss. Losing 7 wickets in 20 overs, Nepal managed to score 163 runs inspired by all-rounder Karan KC's unbeaten 40 runs off 16 deliveries. He smashed 4 maximums and 2 boundaries. Similalrly, Dipenendra Singh scored 39 runs. Captain Gyanendra Malla and Binod Bhandari contributed 19 runs each. Likewise, opener batsman Paras Khadka and Aarif Sheikh garnered 11 and 17 runs respectively.
Leem Shafeeg and Ameel Mauroof took 3 and 2 Nepali wickets respectively for the Maldives.
Chasing the target, Maldives are playing at 7 runs without loss of any wicktets in 3 overs as of 3 pm, Friday.