ACC Emerging Teams Cup : Nepal lose to Bangladesh by 83 runs

KATHMANDU —  Nepal has lost their second consecutive match in the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup against the hosts Bangladesh by 83 runs on Tuesday.

In the Group B match played at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladeshi U-23 team restricted Nepal to 172 runs in 42.3 overs.

Chasing the 158 run target Nepal had a bad start as it lost Skipper Gyanendra Malla without scoring any runs while the other opener Sunil Dhamala also got out just scoring a single run.

However, Dilip Nath and Dipendra Singh Airee put up a good show in batting as Nath scored 41 runs off 62 balls and Airee garnered 56 runs off 85 balls.

Skipper Gyanendra Malla was forced to return to the pavilion at naught after Nazmul Hossain Shanto caught him on Mohammad Saifuddin’s delivery.

Aasif Sheikh added 12 and Mahaboob Alam 10 to the team’s score, while other players could not reach double figures. They were quickly followed by Asif Sheikh.

However, Dipendra Singh Airee and Dilip Nath lifted up the Nepali innings and put up a 98-run fourth wicket partnership. Airee scored 56 runs off 85 balls and Nath put up 41 off 62 deliveries before being bowled by Rahatul Ferdous Javed.

Pakistan U-23 team had defeated Nepal by six wickets on Sunday in the first match.

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