Nepal defeat Hong Kong, qualify for U-19 Asia Cup

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Kathmandu, July 9

Nepal have won the ACC U-19 Eastern Region qualifier, beating Hong Kong in the finals by six wickets.

Bowling first, Nepal restricted Hong Kong to a below-par total of 95 in 43.1 overs. Nepal kept on taking wickets at regular intervals with Sagar Dhakal taking five wickets in his allotted 10 overs. Kamal Singh Airee also impressed with the ball picking up three wickets.

In reply, Nepal chased down to low total in 16.1 overs. Openers Pawan Sarraf and Rit Gautam gave Nepal a brisk start as the two put up 52 runs for the first wicket.

Even though Hong Kong kept taking wickets, the match was beyond them thanks to the opening partnership.

With this, Nepal have confirmed their place in the upcoming U-19 Asia Cup to be held in Sri Lanka from August 28 to September 8 this year.

Nepal will take on the likes of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UAE and Kuwait in the tournament.

Published on July 9th, Tuesday, 2019 1:13 PM

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