Kathmandu, February 14
Nepal beat Namibia by two wickets at TU Cricket Ground on Tuesday in a match that was a part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
Winning the toss, Nepal put Namibia to bat. The visitors, thanks to a brilliant knock from Michael van Lingen and Gerhard Erasmus, put 285 on board. Lingen and Erasmus scored 133 and 56 runs respectively.
Karan KC took five wickets while rape-accused Nepali start Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets. Sompal Kami and Kushal Malla took a wicket each.
In reply, Nepal lost its opener, Aasif Sheikh, early, but Kushal Bhurtel steadied the innings along with Rohit Paudel putting a 133-run stand. Bhurtel top-scored for Nepal with 115 runs while Paudel scored 72 runs.
There were some tense moments at the end when Burtel and Lamichhane got out of consecutive balls, but KC’s quick-fire 20 runs took Nepal home.
Nepal will play Scotland on Friday.