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ICC WCL Championship: Namibia post 240 run target to Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Namibia has posted a 240-run target to Nepal in the second-day match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Monday.

Batting first subsequent to losing the toss, Namibia scored 239 runs loosing nine wickets in the allotted 50 overs.

Namibian player S Baard topsocored with 51 runs studded with eight fours off 60 balls. Similarly, Zane Green hit 47 runs including six fours off 87 balls while SF Burger made 43 keeps running off 60 balls and remained not out.

Jean-Pierre Kotze and Nicolaas Reimert Petrus Scholtz scored 32 and 22 runs respectively.

Basanta Regmi, Sandeep Lamichhane and Shakti Gauchan took two wickets every conceding 44, 45 and 39 runs respectively.

Nepal dropped Raju Rijal and included Sagar Pun in the playing eleven. Today’s Nepali team contains Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Shakti Gauchan, Binod Bhandari, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Sagar Pun, Basanta Regmi, Sompal Kami, Naresh Budhaer and Sandeep Lamichhane.

Nepal had defeated Namibia by five-wicket in the first on Saturday.

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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.

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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