Nepal seizes historic win over India

Published On: November 12, 2017 03:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Nepal has seized a historic win against India after winning by 19 runs in ACC U-19 Asia Cup at Malaysia today. Dipendra Singh Airee shined with both bat and ball as Nepal defeated India for the first time in its cricketing history on Sunday. 

Airee scored 88 in 101 balls, including 6 fours and 2 sixes and returned to take four wickets for his side to secure the win.  

Put into bat by India, Nepali batsmen put up a fighting total of 185 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs.

Indian bowlers Adiyta Thakare and Avishek Sharma took two wickets apiece. 
In reply, India was all out in 48.1 overs with only 166 runs on the board. Captain Himansu Rana top-scored of India with 46 runs followed by Manoj Karla (35), Abhishek Sharma (27), Anuj Rawal (18) and Aditya Thakare (13). 

For Nepal, captain Airee was the pick of the bowlers who took four wickets while Pawan Sarraf and Sahab Alem took two each. Likewise, Sadip Lamichhane and Kamal Singh Airee took one each. 

Nepal now faces host Malaysia in its final group match to be held on Tuesday. Earlier on Saturday, Nepal lost to Bangladesh by 2 wickets, in a match that was decided in Duckworth-Lewis method after it was interrupted by rain. 

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