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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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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

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Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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