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ICC World Cup Qualifiers : Nepal lost to Scotland by 4 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal suffered a four-wicket lost against Scotland in the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers at the Queen Sports Club in Bulawayo on Thusrday.

Nepal won the toss and chose to bat before making a total of 149 runs losing all the wickets in 47.4 overs. In reply, Scotland reached to 153-6 in 41.3 overs.

Skipper Paras Khadka top scored with 63 runs while Basanta Regmi was the only other notable contributor with 24 runs. Nepal’s other batsmen including Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Bheswakar and Dipendra Singh Airee performed poorly adding a combined total of just two runs to the team total.

Stuart Whittingham picked up 3 wickets for Scotland. Likewise, Safyan Sarif and AC Evans took similar 2-2 wickets and Richie Berrington and Tom sole picked up 1/1 wicket for Scotland.

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KJ Coetzer picked up 88 runs not out in 136 balls helped Scotland to win the game. CD Wallace, CS MacLeod, MH Cross, HG Munsey, SM Sharif (not out), RD Berrington picked 17, 15, 14, 10, 5, 1 runs respectively.

Basanta Regmi and Sandip Lamichhane claimed two wickets each while Lalit Rajbanshi and Dipendra Singh Airee had one each for Nepal.

Khadka became first Nepali player to complete one thousand runs in List-A cricket.

Winless Nepal remains in fourth place of Group B and now they are in need of two wins from their last two matches to be played against Afghanistan and Hong Kong, to secure their berth in super-six.

Nepal will face Afghanistan on Saturday and Hong Kong two days later.

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Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football: Army beats Brigade Boys

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KATHMANDU- The departmental team, Nepal Army, beat the Brigade Boys Club in the first match of the seventh round games played today under the Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football Championship.

The match was held at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex in Lalitpur.

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Army edged Brigade Boys, one goal to nil. Tanka Basnet became the star player for the Army as the lone goal he converted Santosh Budhathoki’s pass ball into a goal through a header in the 67th minute which sealed the fate of the match.

Army’s Tek Bahadur Budhathoki was declared the Man of the Match. The Army is in the fourth position in the points table. It has 17 points from seven games. Brigade Boys is in the 11th place with four points from seven games.

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