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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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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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