Nepal’s teenage bowling sensation Sandeep Lamichhane made his debut for the national side in 2016. In just two years, he has become one of the most potent weapons in Nepal’s bowling armoury Lamichhane’s variety and his ability to spin the ball on any surface makes him a difficult bowler to read. On Monday, Lamichhane was in action against rivals Kenya in the penultimate league match of the ongoing World Cricket League Division II, being played in Namibia. Due to lack of live coverage of the match, Nepali fans missed out on watching Lamichhane claim his fifer against the African side. However, courtesy of the International Cricket Council, we can see how the ‘Daredevil’ turned the tide of the match in Nepal’s favour. Lamichhane bowled 10 overs and conceded just 20 runs for his five wickets.
Here’s a look at the wickets he claimed:
Obanda, who came to open the batting alongside Karim was looking dangerous. He had already hit five fours in his innings and had occupied the crease for over an hour.
With Basant Regmi piling up the pressure on the other end with a Maiden, Lamichhane claimed Gondaria’s wicket in the fourth ball of the 18th over. Having lost opener Obanda, Kenya were looking to keep the momentum going. But Sandeep had other ideas.
In the first ball of the 33rd over, Lamichhane got RR Patel out caught by skipper Paras Khadka.
The very next ball it was RN Patel’s turn. Patel could not judge Lamichhane’s spin and was plumb in front of the wicket. Two in two balls for Lamichhane.
Sandeep was bowling his last ball for the match when he got rid of Odhiambo. He completed his spell with a fifer. The best figures by a Nepali bowler in List A cricket!
Published on February 13th, Tuesday, 2018 12:20 PM