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ICC World Cricket League Championship:Namibia post 195 run target against Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Namibia has posted a 196-run target against Nepal at the ICC World Cricket League Championship being held at the TU Cricket ground in Kritipur on Saturday.

Winning the toss Namibia had chosen to bat first.

Basanta Regmi took three wickets for Nepal. Sompal Kami claimed two wickets. Sandeep Lamichhane and Paras Khadka took one wicket each.

Namibia made a total of 195 runs losing nine wickets in 50 overs.

Sarel Burger topscored 77 runs including four fours for Namibia. Pikky Ya France made 26 runs including two sixes and two fours off 47 balls while JJ Smit hit the same number of runs including two sixes and one four off 22 balls. Similalry, Gerhard Erasmus contributed 25 runs off 38 balls.

Nepal claimed the seventh wicket with a run out. The ninth wicket was also a run out.

Among the eight teams contesting in the WCL title, the main four teams after playing double round robin league will book their tickets for the World Cup Qualifiers.

Each team has to face every other team in twice in the league. In total, every team has to play 14 matches.

The match will be crucial for both the sides since victory will keep them in contention for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Bangladesh in 2018.

The second match is scheduled for Monday.

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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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