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ACC U-19 Eastern Region: Nepal defeats Bhutan by 9 wickets


KATHMANDU — Nepal have defested Bhutan by 9 wickets in their second match in the ongoing ACC U-19 Eastern Region Asia Cup qualifiers being held in Malaysia.

Sandeep Sunar made 21 runs including three boundaries before falling to Tshering Penjor. Aasif Sheikh remained not out on 23 runs scoring three boundaries.

Earlier, Bhutan U-19 won the toss and elected to bat first.

Nepal’s Skipper Dipendra Airee registered the best bowling figures of his career of 8-0-23-5 supported by leg-spinner Lamichhane’s another magical spell of 7-3-7-4.

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Bhutan skipper Tashi Phuntsho top scored with 16 runs whereas opener Ugyen Dorji (13) was the only other batsman with double digit score.

Dipendra Singh Airee was adjudged man of the match for his first five wicket haul for Nepal.

Nepal wil play their final group match against Singapore on Thursday (September 14) at Club Aman ground.