Nepal Sets Target of 291 Runs for Zimbabwe in ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier

In a thrilling opening match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier at Harare, Nepal showcased their batting prowess by scoring 290 runs in 50 overs against Zimbabwe, losing eight wickets in the process. The Nepalese team set a challenging target of 291 runs for Zimbabwe to chase down.

Kushal Bhurtel was the standout performer for Nepal, narrowly missing out on a well-deserved century by just one run. He displayed exceptional batting skills and scored an impressive 99 runs off 95 balls, providing a strong foundation for his team. Aasif Sheikh also played a vital role, contributing a valuable half-century with 66 runs off 100 deliveries.

Alongside Bhurtel and Sheikh, Kushal Malla showcased his batting prowess by scoring 41 runs from 42 balls, further consolidating Nepal’s innings. Their combined efforts ensured a competitive total on the board for their team.

Zimbabwe’s bowlers put up a commendable fight against the Nepalese batsmen. Richard Ngarava emerged as the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets while conceding 43 runs. His consistent bowling played a significant role in restraining Nepal’s scoring rate. Wellington Masakadza also made a notable contribution, claiming two wickets during his spell.


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