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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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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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