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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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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.

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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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