Kathmandu, October 3
Nepal registered a thumping victory against Myanmar in their first match of the ICC World T20 East Asia Sub-regional qualifiers being played in Malaysia.
Having won the toss, Myanamar, a relatively new entrant to world cricket, posted a target of 30 runs, which Nepal chased down in three overs.
The Burmese batsmen never looked to threaten the Nepali bowlers who dominated the proceedings–not single six was hit during the first innings. Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of the bowlers. He claimed four wickets. Spinner Lalit Rajbanshi claimed three wickets.
Nepal’s tried a new opening pair in Pradeep Airee and Binod Bhandari. However, Airee was out for a duck. Karan KC, who came in at number 4 saw the team home with his quick-fire 14 off eight balls.
Nepal are pitted with Singapore, Malaysia, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Thailand in the Eastern sub-region Qualifier. Top three teams qualify for the Asia Qualifiers. Nepal now play Malaysia on Saturday.