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ICC WCL Championship: Nepal defeat Namibia by 3 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated Namibia by 3 wickets in a second match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium in Kirtipur on Monday.

With this victory Nepal have hope in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018.

Nepal achieved the 240-run target set by Namibia with one ball remaining.

Opening batsmen Naresh Budayair and Gyanendra Malla of Nepal have begun batting to pursue a 240-run target posted by Nambia.

Khadka was top scorer for Nepal with 103 runs. He scored the runs confronting 94 balls hitting seven sixes and five fours.

Sharad Veswakar remained not out at 74 runs, while Gyanendra Malla contributed 22 runs for Nepal.

Earlier, Namibia have posted a total of 239 runs losing nine wickets for Nepal.

Nepal had won the toss and chose to bat first.

Namibia skipper scored an impressive 51runs off 60 balls before being caught behind in the 21st over off Sandeep Lamichhane’s delivery. He was followed by HelaoNafidiYa France after being run out in the 23rd over scoring just four runs.

Zane Green scored 47 runs, followed by Sarel Burger with 43 runs. Later in the innings, JP Kotze played a 32-run cameo to push the Namibian total further.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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