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.Follow @gorkhapost
Khukuri Challenge T-20 Cup Cricket Championship from Wednesday
KATHMANDU — The Second Khukuri Challenge T-20 Cup Cricket Championship is starting from this week.
The championship being organised by Khukuri ENT will be held from January 24 to February 17. The matches under the championship would be held at the international cricket ground at Kirtipur and the Mulpani cricket ground.
All the preparations for the championship have been made, said Binaya Bikram Thapa, Chairman of ENT, the championship organising body, at a news conference here on Sunday.
Twenty teams will compete in four groups under the championship. Each team can include four players playing in the national team since 2015. However, only three national players can play in one match.
The winner team will bag 300 thousand rupees prize while the first runner-up team will get 100 thousand rupees. Likewise, the best player will get Rs 20 thousand while the best bowler and batsman will get Rs 10 thousand each.Follow @gorkhapost