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Nepal set 170 runs target for India

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KATHMANDU — Nepal set a target of 170 runs against India in their final U-19 ICC World Cup group match at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, in Bangladesh on Monday.

Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal team made 169 runs losing eight wickets in allotted 48 overs.

Sandeep Sunar topscored 37 runs including four fours off 73 balls, Rajbir Singh 35 runs including one four facing 68 balls while Prem Tamang contributed 29 runs including two boundaries and one six off 35 balls.

Restricting Nepal to 169 runs, India’s Avesh Khan grabbed two wickets giving away 34 runs in eight overs. MJ Dagar and Washington Sundar took 2 wickets each giving away 32 and 20 runs respectively.

The match had been reduced to 48 overs as the match could not start on time due to thick fog.

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TIA resumes operation after Malindo aircraft skids off runway towed

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KATHMANDU — Tribhuvan International Airport has resumed operation since 9:00 am Friday morning after it was closed at around 10:45 pm on Thursday.

The airport had halted all international flights following the runway excursion by the Kuala Lumpur-bound Malindo Air flight on Thursday night, according to TIA officials.

The Boeing 737-900ER aircraft taking off for Kuala Lumpur from Kathmandu skidded off the runway at 10:07 pm yesterday.

The flight OD 181 with call sign 9M-LNJ, was cleared for takeoff from runway 20 with 139 people, including 4 crew members, on board the aircraft.

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It has been learnt that the pilot swerved the plane towards the ground from the runway after sensing some technical glitches with the tyres of the aircraft.

But the aircraft apparantly couldn’t stop because of the take-off speed and load at the final moment and overran 50m south (Koteshwor side) from the runway threshold and rested in a grassland at around 22:08 pm (local time).

The runway was closed following the incident. However, the aircraft has not suffered any damage but the front tyre has been stuck in the mud.

In March 2015, a Turkish Airlines aircraft also suffered a runway excursion during landing at TIA that had closed the country’s sole international airport for four days.

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