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ACC Emerging Teams Cup : Nepal gets 158 run target from Bangladesh

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KATHMANDU —  The hosts Bangladeshi U-23 team has set a 258-run target for Nepal in their second match of ACC Emerging Teams Cup cricket tournament underway in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

Nepal won the toss and chose to field.

The Bangladeshi U-23 team made 257 runs in the stipulated 50 overs at the loss of nine wickets. Bangladeshi batsman Nasir Hussein made unbeaten 109 runs off 115 while Captain Mominul Haque scored 61 runs off 78.

For Nepal, Avinash Karna took three wickets of the Bangladeshi team for 46 runs in eight overs.

Likewise, Sandeep Lamichhane got two wickets for 41 runs whereas Mehboob Alam, Captain Gyanendra Malla and Dipendra Singh Airi took one wicket each.

Karn took the first wicket of Azmir Ahmed on the first over of the innings. Mohammed Saif Hassan quickly followed Ahmed after being caught by Sharad Vesawkar off Karn’s ball just scoring 7 runs.

Nepal must win the match to remain in the tournament.

Nepal were defeated by Pakistan U-23 by six wickets yesterday.

Nepal will play against Hong Kong on Thursday.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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