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Nepal defeat Malaysia by 19 runs

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has defeated Malaysia by 19 runs in its third match in the Asian Cup Qualifiers game on Saturday.

Malaysia finished on 169/9 chasing 189-run target in the match played at the Bayuemas Oval stadium in Kuala Lumpur which was started late and reduced to 30 overs each side due to rain.

In its alloted over, Nepal had scored 188 runs at the loss of seven wickets.

Dipendra Singh Airee (54) and Arif Sheikh (64) scored the highest runs to guide Nepal to a bigger total. Remaining batsmen had faltered and scored below 20 runs.

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Basanta Regmi took three wickets for Nepal while Sandeep Lamichhane and Sompal Kami claimed two each.

Anwar Arudin and Syed Aziz both scored 34 runs each, the top score by a Malaysian batsmen.

Syazrul Idrus and Sharvin Muniandy claimed three wickets each while Muhammad Anwar took one wicket.

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ANFA to provide Rs 50,000 each to women football player

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KATHMANDU—  All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has announced to provide Rs 50,000 each to the members of Nepali women team which was successful in clinching first runner up position at the SAF U-18 Football Championship held in Bhutan.

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A meeting of ANFA presided over by its Chairperson Karma Chhering Sherpa on Tuesday took the decision to this effect.

In the final match held on October 7, Bangladesh defeated Nepali team by 1-0 goal margin. Nepal had reached the final by outshining arch-rival India by 3-1 in penalty shootout.

The Nepali women football team is returning home today, ANFA informed.

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