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ICC U-19 World Cup: Namibia post 226-run target to Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Namibia Under-19 cricket team have posted a 226-run target to Nepal in their seventh place match in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium of Fatullah in Bangladesh on Thursday.

Batting first in the wake of winning the toss Namibia made 225 runs losing nine wickets in the reduced 45 overs.

The match, which was scheduled to be played at 9 am, was postponed for 60 minutes to because of mist and reduced to 45 overs.

Lohan Louwrens scores highest 59 runs studded with five boundaries and one six off 96 balls.

M van Lingen hit 58 runs four fours and one six facing 36 balls while F Rautenbach contributed 39 runs including two fours and two six off 30 balls.

Sandeep Lamichhane took the first wicket on the very first ball, pitched by Sunil Dhamala, sending Niko Davin back empty handed.

Jurgen Linde scored 19 runs before being caught out by Dhamala in Sushil Kandel’s ball at 15.6 overs.

Captain and wicketkeeper Raju Rijal caught the ball sending Namibian captain Zane Green back with 17 runs off 35 balls.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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