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

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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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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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