December 5, 2019 12:54 PM NPT
Photo: Republica Files
KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Nepal national cricket team has defeated Bhutan in Men's T-20 cricket by 141 runs at the 13th South Asian Games.
Chasing the target of 237 runs, Bhutan could score only 95 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs.
Bhutan's Ranjung Mikyo Dorji, the highest scorer for his team collected 27 runs while other batsmen couldn't make any significant impact.
In the bowling department, Paras Khadka took 2 wickets. Similarly, Pawan Sarraf, Lalit Rajbanshi and Karan KC claimed a wicket each.
Earlier, Bhutan won the toss and elected to field first.
Nepal posted a huge target of 237 runs losing three wickets. Skipper Gyanendra Malla scored 107 runs off 55 balls to guide the team to a big total. Malla hit 9 maximums and 4 boundaries. With this, he has become the second Nepali cricketer as well as the captain to have scored a century in T-20 cricket after Paras Khadka.
Similarly, former captain Paras Khadka who hit 57 off 28 runs. Similarly, vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee and Aarif Sheikh remained not out with 45 and 4 runs respectively. Rohit Poudel scored only 6 runs.
Bhutanese bowler Karma Dorji took Nepali wickets while Tobden Singye sent one batsman to the pavilion.
With this win, Nepal has climbed to the third position in the points table. Sri Lanka is at the top of the table while Bangladesh is in the second rank.