ICC WCL2: Namibia sets 139-run target for Nepal

Published On: February 8, 2018 03:57 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Namibia has set a target of 139 runs for Nepal at  the ICC World Cricket League Division Two underway at Windhoek in Namibia on Thursday. 

Sent in to bat first after losing the toss, Namibia made 138 runs in 34.2 overs.

Namibian player Craig Williams top-scored with 41 runs studded with 8 fours off 34 balls, JN Frylinck hit 22 runs including 3 fours in 31 balls while ZE Green contributed 22 runs in 32 balls.

Electing to bat first, Nepal bowled out its opponent with paltry 138 runs in 34. 2 overs.

Sandeep Lamichhane claimed highest 4 wickets giving away 18 runs in 8.2 overs, Sompal Kami grabbed 3 wickets at the cost of 35 runs in 7 overs while while S Vesawkar, skipper Paras Khadka and Basant Regmi took 1 wicket each, restricting Nepal to 138 runs.

A total of six teams are participating  in the Division Two league from today. Nepal will face the United Arab Emirates (UAE),  host  Namibia, Kenya, the fellow bottom four demoted teams from the WCLC along with other two teams - Oman and Canada  - that were promoted from Division Three held in May last year. 

 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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