Kathmandu, October 2
Nepal’s U-19 cricket team have registered a consolation win against the UAE in the final group match of the Youth Asia Cup.
Both Nepal and the UAE went into the match having lost their previous two matches. Nepal beat the UAE by three wickets thanks to a patient knock by Rohit Kumar Paudel.
Nepal chased down the 269-run target set by the UAE with three wickets to spare. Nepal’s opener Trit Raj Das was out for 6. But skipper Aasif Seikh, who came in at number three, steadied the innings and scored 35 before getting out. Then came Rohit Kumar Paudel who made 92 runs to make sure Nepal reached close to the total set by the opposition.
Nepal’s Nandan Kumar Yadav, Rashid Khan and Pawan Sharraf claimed two wickets each.