Nepal record historic victory, level ODI series

Nepal record historic victory, level ODI series


Kathmandu: Skipper Paras Khadka scored a half of century and conceded just 4 runs in the closing over as Nepal defeated the Netherlands by using one run to register their maiden One Day International victory and levelled the two-match series 1-1 at the VRA Grounds in Amstelveen today.

Electing to bat first, Nepal have been bowled out for 216 runs in 48.5 overs before packing the Dutchmen to 215 all out in the closing ball of the match. Nepal, taking part in their first-ever ODI series, had confronted a 55-run defeat at the arms of the Netherlands in their debut in shape on Wednesday.

The Netherlands needed six runs from the ultimate over to win the match and Nepal skipper Paras Khadka determined to supply the ultimate six deliveries. After conceding four runs in the first five balls, Khadka ran Klaassen out in the closing ball of the innings igniting a wild celebration.

Nepal posted the hostilities total using on half centuries from skipper Paras Khadka and Sompal Kami.

The team was heading closer to a low complete after being reduced to 88-5 inside 20 overs however the duo saved the team, in particular Kami, batting at No 8, who not solely revived the innings however also helped the group pass 200-run mark with his speedy hearth 61 off forty six balls that protected 5 boundaries and three sixes.

Openers Gyanendra Malla (13) and Subash Khakurel failed to supply a preferred begin with the bat and the former was the first to depart with 29 runs on the board. Anil Kumar Sah departed soon making it 34-2 and Khakurel used to be the next to go. Khakurel, who made his ODI debut along with Rohit Kumar Paudel and Lalit Singh Bhandari, struck three fours in his 33-ball 19.

Sompal Kami (right) celebrates with teammate Basant Regmi after the team’s one-run victory over the Netherlands in their 2nd One Day International suit at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Photo: ICC

two Nepali cricketers pose for a prevailing selfie after the team’s one-run victory over the Netherlands in their 2nd One Day International fit at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen, on Friday, August 3, 2018. Photo: ICC

Khadka and Dipendra Singh Airee introduced 25 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than the latter fell for 19 off 17 balls that protected three fours. Paudel (six) was once disregarded cheaply in his ODI debut, while Khadka became the fifth wicket to fall but no longer earlier than completing his 1/2 century. Khadka struck six fours and two sixes in his 69-ball 51 and grew to be the second Nepal cricketer to scored a 1/2 century in ODI after his deputy Malla, who was once the first-ever batsman to obtain the feat in Nepal’s debut in shape towards the identical team on Wednesday.

After Aarif Sheikh was once pushed aside for 16 runs, Kami shared an important 31-run partnership with Sandeep Lamichhane (eight) to take the group previous 200-run mark.

Fred Klaassen used to be the choose of the Netherlands bowlers taking 3-38, whilst Michael Rippon and skipper Pieter Seelaar took two wickets each. Paul van Meekeren and Shane Snater took one wicket each.

Chasing a modest target, the home team came under early stress when Kami bowled Stephan Myburgh for a duck in the second ball of the innings. Lalit Singh Bhandari reduced the hosts to 30-2 when he had Ben Cooper caught by way of Rohit Kumar Paudel in the eighth over.

Daniel ter Braak and Wesley Barresi revived the innings and took the in shape away from Nepal with a 84-run partnership for the 0.33 wicket. Sandeep Lamichhane struck twice in the house of three balls in the 29th over to carry the group back into the game. The legspinner trapped ter Braak (39) leg before the wicket in the fourth ball and wicketkeeper Subash Khakurel stumped Bas de Leede (naught) two balls later.

After Basant Regmi pushed aside Rippon (three) in the 32nd over, Dipendra Singh Airee removed the dangerman Barresi, trapping him leg earlier than for 71 off 89 balls that included eight fours. Bhandari them claimed his 2nd wicket, pushing aside Scott Edwards (nine), while skipper Khadka eliminated his Netherlands counterpart Pieter Seelaar to reduce the hosts to 179-8 in forty three overs.

Nepal sniffed historic victory when Lamichane bowled Shane Snater (12) in the 44th over however the remaining pair of Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren made Nepal wait till the closing ball of the innings sharing 30 runs for the closing wicket. Lamichhane back with the figures of 3-41, while Bhandari took 2-43. Kami, Khadka, Regmi and Airee took one wicket each.

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