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ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament: Nepal beat Thailand by 255 runs


KATHMANDU  — Nepal have defeated Thailand by 255 runs in the ongoing ACC U-19 Eastern Region Cricket Tournament on Monday.

Elected to bat first after losing the toss in the match played in Malaysia, Nepal scored 281 runs losing six wickets in allotted 50 overs.

Thailand, chasing the target of 282 runs, were bowled out for 26 runs in just 10 overs. None of the batsmen managed to score double digit runs.

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Sandeep Lamichhane took highest seven wickets for Nepal. Nandan Yadav and Kishor Mahato and Captain Dipendra Singh Aire claimed one wicket each.

Likewise, Anil Kumar Mandal spearheaded the team by scoring 91 runs off 74 balls hitting five sixes and six fours, highest score of today’s tournament.

Pranit Thapa scored 50 runs of 61 balls with one six and three fours. Sandeep Sunar contributed 32 runs, Rohit Kumar Paudel made 28, Dipendra Singh Aire and Pawan Saraff and Asif Shekh made 22 runs each.