T20I Triangular Series: Nepal ease past Hong Kong thanks to Karan KC

T20I Triangular Series
Karan KC dominated the Hong Kong batters during the T20I Triangular Series at the Mulpani International Cricket Ground on October 19, 2023.

Kathmandu, October 19

Nepal have continued their great start to the T20I Triangular Series by beating Hong Kong at the Mulpani International Cricket Ground on Thursday.

This is Nepal’s second consecutive victory in the T20I Triangular Series.

Winning the toss, Nepal asked Hong Kong to bat first and started the game with fire as Karan KC bowled Hong Kong’s captain Nizakat Khan in the first ball of the match. KC continued decimating the Hong Kong batters sending back Anshuman Rath and Babar Hayat reducing Hong Kong to 14 for four.

The Hong Kong batters never really got going as Nepali bowlers continued to pick up wickets. If not for Yasim Murtaza, who scored 36, the scorecard would have looked different as Hong Kong were bowled out for 94. KC picked up four wickets and was supported by Sompal Kami and Abinash Bohora who picked up two each. Kushal Malla and Mausam Dhakal picked up a wicket each. This was Dhakal’s first T20I wicket.

In reply, Nepal made light work of the total. Aasif Sheikh was brilliant with the bat scoring a quick-fire 42 while Rohit Paudel and Gulshan Jha finished the game off with some explosive hitting giving Nepal a four-wicket victory.

Nepal will take on Hong Kong on Saturday.

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