Nepal sets 163-run target for UAE in Tri-Nation T20 Series finals

Published On: October 27, 2023 02:04 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepal has set a target of 163 runs for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Tri-Nation T20 International Series final being held in Kathmandu. Nepal, batting first after losing the toss, posted a total of 162 runs in their allotted 20 overs, losing eight wickets in the process.

Kushal Bhurtel led Nepal's batting with a half-century, scoring 50 runs off 28 balls, including six fours and three sixes. Karan KC contributed an unbeaten 23 off 17 balls, including two boundaries and one six. Dipendra Singh Airee added 20 runs off 15 balls, including one six and one four. Captain Rohit Kumar Paudel made 18 off 17 with one boundary, while Sompal Kami scored 13, Sandip Jora 10, Aasif Sheikh seven, Gulshan Jha five, and Kushal Malla one run.

Aayan Afzal Khan of the UAE stood out with three wickets. Zahoor Khan and Ali Naseer took two wickets each, and Junaid Siddique claimed one.

Currently, the UAE is in their batting innings.


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