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Asia Cup Qualifier : Hong Kong defeats Nepal by 3 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal lost to Hong Kong by three wickets in the Asia Qualifiers played at UKM Cricket Oval in Bangi, Malaysia on Tuesday.

Chasing a 96-run target set by Nepal, Hong Kong was able to reach it in 32.3 overs losing seven wickets.

Nepali bowlers had bowled well defending the low total but a half century by Anshuman Rath, 52, dashed their hopes of a victory.

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Earlier winning the toss and batting first, Nepal posted a total of 95 runs after its batting wilted miserably in the must-win match.

Sandeep Lamichhane took five wickets for Nepal. Two other wickets were taken by Basanta Regmi and Sagar Pun.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

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Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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