Netherlands thrashes Nepal by 7 wickets

Published On: August 13, 2016 07:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The Netherlands thrashed Nepal by seven wickets at the ICC World Cricket League Championship at Amstelveen, Amsterdam on Saturday. The Netherlands reached the meager 95 runs target set by Nepal in 16.5 overs losing only three wickets.

Wesley Barresi top-scored for the Netherlands at 37 runs off 33 balls smashing  5 fours. Opener Stephan Myburgh remained not out at 33 runs.

Nepal’s Karan KC, Basanta Regmi and Sagar Pun took one wicket each.

Earlier, Nepal set a lowly 95 runs target against the Netherlands losing all wickets in 38.1 overs.

Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal was restricted to a low total by the Netherlands as wickets continued to fall in a regular interval.  

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Sharad Veswakar was top scorer for Nepal at 14 runs. Gyanedra Malla and Anil Mandal contributed 11 and 20 runs respectively.  Sompal Kami made 12 runs. No other Nepali batsmen reached the double digit figure.

While restricting Nepal to 94 runs, Timm van der Gugten and Michael Rippon took three wickets each as Roelof van der Merwe sent two Nepali batsmen back to the pavilion.

The Netherlands and Nepal will play another match on Monday.


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