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Nepal defeats PNG by 6 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the play-off under the ICC World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Chasing the target of 115 runs set by PNG, Nepal met the target losing four wickets with remaining 162 balls. Nepal reached the target of 115 runs with the contribution of half-century score by Dipendra Singh Airee including one four and three sixes off 58 balls.

Aarif Sheikh hit 26 runs off 42 balls including one four before returning to the pavilion.

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Earlier, after losing the toss, Papua New Guinea (PNG) was sent to bat first and set a 115-run target for Nepal losing all wickets in 27.2 overs in the play-off match.

CJA Amini scored highest 19 runs including one four off 18 balls while J Kila made 15 including two fours off 20 balls while TP Ura got contributed runs.

Sandeep Lamichhane and Deependra Singh Airee picked four wickets each and Sompal Kami and Karan KC took one wicket 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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