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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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ANFA to provide Rs 50,000 each to women football player

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KATHMANDU—  All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced to provide Rs 50,000 each to the members of Nepali women team which was successful in clinching first runner up position at the SAF U-18 Football Championship held in Bhutan.

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A meeting of ANFA presided over by its Chairperson Karma Chhering Sherpa on Tuesday took the decision to this effect.

In the final match held on October 7, Bangladesh defeated Nepali team by 1-0 goal margin. Nepal had reached the final by outshining arch-rival India by 3-1 in penalty shootout.

The Nepali women football team is returning home today, ANFA informed.

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