Kathmandu, February 17
Nepal beat Scotland by three wickets at TU Cricket Ground on Friday in a match that was a part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.
Winning the toss, Nepal put Scotland to bat. The visitors got off to a horrible start, losing half the team in less than 25 overs. But a steady inning from Michael Leask, who scored an unbeaten 107 from 85 balls, took them to a competitive total of 274 in their allotted 50 overs.
Nepali spinners impressed with the ball with rape-accused Nepali star Sandeep Lamichhane impressing with three wickets giving away only 27 runs. Kushal Malla got two wickets while Sompal Kami, Kushan Bhurtel and Dipendra Singh Airee picked up one wicket each.
Chasing 275, Nepal got off to a poor start, losing four wickets in the powerplay. The innings was steadied by Malla and Airee, who put up a 100-run stand. Airee’s partnership with Gulshan Jha and Kami took Nepal home as they registered the second win of the series. Ariee top-scored for Nepal with 85 runs.
With this win, Nepal have amassed 22 points in 26 games.
Nepal will play Namibia on Saturday.