Kathmandu, February 21
Nepal have swept the tri-series involving Namibia and Scotland under the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 that concluded at TU cricket ground on Tuesday.
In their last match, the hosts beat the league champions Scotland by two wickets, with 35 balls remaining, thanks to captain Rohit Paudel‘s formidable performance. While Paudel scored 95 runs, he was supported by Karan KC, who scored 31 runs.
Paudel was declared the player of the match.
Nepal had a miserable start to the innings as opener Kushal Bhurtel was out in the second over by scoring just one run. Other batters also could not impress the hosts’ fans as Aasif Sheikh (12), Gyanendra Malla (21), Kushal Malla (17), Sundeep Jora (1), Dipendra Singh Airee (7), Sompal Kami (2), and Sandeep Lamichhane (9) were out one after another.
In the first innings, rape-accused Nepali star Sandeep Lamichhane took four wickets to restrict the opponents to just 212 runs. He was backed by Karan KC who took three wickets from the champions. Lalit Rajbanshi and Kushal Malla took one wicket each.
In the first match of the series under the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, Nepal defeated Namibia by two wickets before they registered the second victory over Scotland by three wickets. In their third match on Saturday, Namibia were defeated again by three wickets.