Nepal defeats Papua New Guinea by 52 runs

Nepal have beaten Papua New Guinea by 52 runs in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2 at TU cricket ground on Thursday.

Batting first Nepal posted a target of 298 runs in 49.1 overs where PNG become all-out by scoring 245 runs.

Nepal registered an easy win with 17 balls remaining in 47.1 overs.

From Nepal’s side, Sandeep Lamichhane took 4 wickets whereas Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Malla took 2 and 1 wickets respectively.

PNG’s Norman Vanua and Tony Ura both hit half-centuries. Vanua scored 60 and Ura scored 50 runs.

With this win, Nepal have amassed 34 points in 33 games of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

Nepal are now one win away from securing their ODI status and three win away from reaching the qualifiers of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Zimbabwe.

Nepal will play the UAE on Sunday.


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