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ICC World Cricket League Championship : Nepal receives 156 run target


KATHMANDU  — Nepal has received 156 run target against Kenya during the first innings of their second match in the ICC World Cricket League Championship at the Tribhuvan University Stadium on Monday.

After winning toss and elected to field first, Nepal’s good bowling performance saw bundle out Kenya for 155 runs in the match.

Vice-Captain Gyanendra Malla is leading the team today as well as Captain Paras Khadka has not recovered from a surgery yet.

Sharad Vesawkar, who claimed four wickets, showed an outstanding play during the match. He took Irfan Karim’s wicket at 30.4 overs and made a hat-trick as he claimed the last three wickets of the innings.

He took two consecutive wickets of Karan Kaul at 44.4 overs and Shem Ngoche at 44.5 overs and the last wicket of Elijah Otieno at 46.1 overs.

Nepal had suffered a loss against Kenya in their first of the two fifth-round matches held at the TU Stadium on Saturday. Kenya had achieved the double-reduced target of 94 runs in 25 overs at the loss of five wickets.

Nepal are rooted at sixth place in the eight-team standings with six points.

Nepal had suffered the other two defeats with the team during their ICC World Cricket League Division 2 games in Namibia in 2015.

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