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Nepal defeat Singapore by 4 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal has defeated Singapore by 4 wickets in the ongoing Asia Cup Qualifiers played at UKM-YSD Cricket Oval, Bangi in Malaysia on Sunday.

Singapore put up a total of 151 runs losing all its wickets in the 42nd over after winning the toss and electing to bat. The Nepali national cricket team defeated Singapore by 4 wickets with 131 balls. Nepal lost six wickets to meet the target of 152 runs in 28.1 overs.

Nepal began their innings with a promising start with Anil Sah scoring 43 runs before being bowled by Karthikeyan Subramanian in 10.2 overs.

Skipper Khadka lost his wicket to Anantha Krisha in 13.2 overs scoring just 11 runs and Subas Khakurel (14) returned back to the pavilion just two balls later after being caught by Mutreja.

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Gyanendra Malla and Dipendra Singh Airee; stabilised the Nepali innings and scored 29 and 33 runs respectively.

Selladore Vijayakumar and Anantha Krisha took two wickets each for their for Singapore while Karthikeyan Subramanian and Sharan Swaminathan bagged one each.

Sandeep Lamichhane and Lalit Rajbanshi took three wickets each while Sompal Kami claimed two and Basanta Regmi got one as well for Nepal.

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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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