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Tri-nation Series: Nepal defeat Malaysia to top the table

Nepali players celebrate after grabbing a wicket of Malaysia during their Tri-nation Series match in Kathmandu, on Thursday, April 22, 2021. Photo: Bikas Shrestha

Kathmandu, April 22

Hosts Nepal have defeated Malaysia in the last league-stage match of the Tri-nation T20 Series being held at TU Cricket Stadium in Kathmandu.

In the match held on Thursday, they defeated Malaysia by 69 runs as the opponents could score only 148 runs in 19.1 overs before all the batsmen were dismissed.

For Nepal, Kamal Singh Airee, Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets each whereas Sushan Bhari also took one.

Earlier in the first innings, Malaysia had won the toss and elected to field. In that innings, Nepal had scored 217 runs at the loss of seven wickets in allocated 20 overs.

Of four matches played, Nepal won three matches–two against Malaysia and one against the Netherlands–and lost one to the Dutch. They scored six points to top the table followed by the Netherlands who have five points.

Nepal will face the Netherlands for the trophy on Saturday.

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