Kathmandu, October 12
Nepal have started the ACC Men’s U19 Premier Cup in grand fashion beating Iran by a massive margin of 274 runs.
Being asked to bat, Nepal lost Arjul Kamal and Aakash Tirpathi early. But that did not stop captain Dev Khanal and Deepak Bohara from attacking the Iran bowlers. The two demoralised the bowlers with sixes and fours. Khanal scored a 59-ball century while Bohara scored a handy 65 as they put up a 166-run stand.
Deepak Prasad Dumre continued the onslaught scoring 69 in 44 balls as Nepal were bowled out for a massive total of 353 in 40.1 overs.
In reply, Iran struggled from the start losing wickets at regular intervals. The Nepali bowlers strangled the Iran batters and bowled them out for only 79 runs in 30.5 overs. Dipesh Kandel and Subash Bhandari picked up three wickets each while Hemant Dhami and Akash Chand picked up two wickets each to give Nepal an easy victory.
Nepal will play Bahrain on Sunday.