Three in a row: Nepal defeat Singapore by seven wickets

File image: Nepal U-19 cricket team

Kathmandu, September 14

Nepal on Thursday defeated  Singapore by seven wickets in their third match of the ACC U-19 Asia Cup Eastern Region Qualifiers, played in Malaysia.

This is Nepal’s third victory in a row as they defeated Thailand with a huge margin of 255 runs in the first match on Monday and Bhutan by nine wickets on Wednesday.

With the victory today, Nepal are elevated to the semifinals as the group winners and they will face either Hong Kong or Malaysia on Saturday.

Nepal hope to win the tournament and qualify for the U-19 Asia Cup and play against youth teams from test nations including India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and Pakistan.

During the match played today, Nepal met the target of 68 runs posted by Singapore in 13.4 overs at the loss of three wickets. Sandeep Sunar and Anil Sah made 20 and 18 runs for Nepal respectively. Likewise, Sumit Maharjan and Sandeep Jora made 10 and seven runs respectively.

Ashif Shekh contributed six runs.

Earlier, Malaysia had chosen to bat first after winning the toss. In the first innings, Singapore were restricted to 67 runs with excellent bowling of Pawan Sarraf, who took six wickets for Nepal.

Published on September 14th, Thursday, 2017 10:47 AM

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