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ICC World League Championship: Nepal loses against Kenya by 5 wickets


KATHMANDU — Nepal has lost its first match against Kenya by 5 wickets in ICC World League Championship on Saturday.

Nepal managed a score of 112 for eight before rain halted the game for first time at the TU cricket ground and target run was revised to 104 by D/L method.

But following another rain interruption in the 22nd over, the target was revised to 94 runs from 26 overs.

Kenya met the target with the loss of 5 wickets with 11 balls remaining.

For Kenya, RR Patel scored 34 runs (not out) off 52 balls that included 3 fours, CO Obuya hit 24 runs off 32 balls with 3 fours and Gurdeep Singh hit 12 runs (not out) off 19 balls with one four. Other batsmen could not score double digit run.

Sagar Pun and Sandeep Lamichchane took two wickets of Kenya, each giving away 8 and 21 runs respectively.

Earlier, electing to bat first after winning the toss, Kenyan player SO Ngoche took highest 3 wickets giving away 18 runs whereas NM Odhiambo grabbed 2 wickets.

Nepal is taking on Kenya in the second match ICC World Cricket League Championship on Monday.