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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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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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