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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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Dhangadhi Team Chaurah lifts DPL-2 title

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DHANGADHI — Dhangadhi Team Chauraha has won the second edition of Dhangadhi Premier League Twenty-20 Cricket title defeating Kathmandu Goldens in the final match on Friday.

Team Chauraha emerged as the defending champion of the DPL by restricting Kathmandu Goldens to 60 runs while it was chasing 182 runs target.

Put into bat first after winning the toss at SSP grounds, Sompal Kami-led Chauaraha scored a total of 181-4 in their allotted 20 overs and restricted national cricket team Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla-led Goldens to 160-8.

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Team Chauraha’s LS Bhandari grabbed highest three wickets giving away 22 runs in four overs. Likewise, Roshan Mustafa took two wickets conceding two wickets while Samsad Sheikh and YS Karki grabbed one wicket each piling pressure on the opponent team.

Along with title, Champion Chauaraha bagged a purse of Rs 2.5 million whereas runner-up Goldens was rewarded with Rs one million.

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