KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Nepal has set a target of 324 runs against Bloomfield Club in the second practice match being held in Sri Lanka on Friday.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal notched up 323 runs losing eight wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
Dipendra Singh Airee made highest 121 runs studded with nine fours and five sixes facing 96 balls. Similarly, Sagar Pun made 92 runs including eight fours and three sixes off 83 balls.
Nepal, which was reeling at 84 runs for the loss of four wickets, advanced toward making a large haul of runs thanks to the excellent performance by the middle order batsmen.
Airee and Pun had shared a 185-run partnership for the loss of five wicket. Likewise, Karan KC hit 26 runs off 12 balls, Paras Khadka contributed 23 runs, Anil Shah made 17 runs, Rohit 11 and Subas Khakurel struck nine runs.
Earlier, Nepal defeated had Army Club by 67 runs. Gyanendra Malla, Binod Bhandari and Sompal Kami are not included in today’s match.
Nepal is in Sri Lanka to prepare for the upcoming Asian Cup Qualifiers in Malaysia starting on August 29. Nepal will take on Colts Cricket Club in the final practice match on Sunday before heading to Malaysia.