Paras, Sompal shine with bat to post 216 runs vs the Netherlands

Paras, Sompal shine with bat to post 216 runs vs the Netherlands

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s skipper Paras Khadka and lower order batsman Sompal Kami hit flamboyant half-centuries to submit a challenging 216-run all out with seven balls to spare against the Netherlands at some point of 2nd ODI at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen today.

Paras smashed fifty one runs whilst Sompal scored a quick-fire 61 runs off just 46 balls with three most easy hits and 5 swashbuckling fours to register a decent whole on board in opposition to the bold opponent.

Sompal, attempting to up-the-ante in death overs, was once rattled by way of leggie Rippon.

Nepal new opening pair of Gyanendra Malla and Subash Khakurel mustered 29 runs for the opening stand earlier than Malla used to be caught by using Barresi of Klassen delivery for thirteen runs.

Khakurel slotted into the crew failed to grab the probability with both fingers as he failed cheaply for 19 runs in 33 balls with three fours.

Anil Sah trudged again to pavilion after scoring four runs, leaving Nepal teetering 47-3, after being Klaassen’s 0.33 sufferer in his opening burst.

Paras Khadka and Dipendra Singh Airee blended for 25 runs partnership for the fourth wicket to constant the ship earlier than Airee used to be run out for 19 runs.

Khadka single-handedly thwarted the hosts bowling assault at his will milking one and twos to tickle the scoreboard transferring as other wickets tumbled at the different end. Khadka hammered two towering sixes and six fours to smash sparkling 51 runs off sixty nine balls earlier than looping a capture to fantastic leg trying to swipe leggie Rippon.

Aarif Sheikh performed a helping role to Paras and Sompal as they took opponent’s assault in their stride. Sheikh scored a painstaking sixteen runs in forty six balls.

Fed Klaassen was once pick-of-the-bowler with 10-1-38-3. Spinners duo Rippon, Seelaar took two wickets every while Meekeren and Santer chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier, Nepal had suffered fifty five runs defeat to the hosts in debut ODI.

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