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In the match under ICC CWC League 2, Namibia defeated Nepal by 2 wickets

Sports NewsIn the match under ICC CWC League 2, Namibia defeated Nepal by 2 wickets
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Nepal online patrika , kathmandu | Namibia secured a thrilling two-wicket victory against Nepal in a closely fought contest during the ICC CWC League 2 fixture held on Wednesday.

The match, hosted at the Tribhuvan University International Ground in Kathmandu, witnessed Namibia winning the toss and opting to field first.

Their decision to bowl first paid dividends as Namibia managed to restrict Nepal to 168 runs in 37.1 overs, claiming all ten wickets in the process.

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Leading Nepal’s batting charge was Aashif Sheikh, who contributed a solid 58 runs, supported by Kushal Malla and Bhim Sharki with valuable contributions of 36 and 26 runs respectively.

However, Namibia’s bowlers BM Scholtz and N Loftie Eaton excelled, each taking four wickets to limit Nepal’s scoring opportunities.

In the second innings, while chasing the modest target, Namibia showcased resilience as they successfully reached the required runs, scoring 172 runs in 40 overs while losing eight wickets along the way.

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Kushal Bhurtel emerged as the standout performer for Nepal with three crucial wickets, while Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Poudel, Lalit Rajbanshi, and Kushal Malla each contributed with one wicket.

For Namibia, MG Erasmus played a pivotal role in the chase, contributing a crucial 52 runs, while M Van Lingden and JJ Smith provided vital support with 31 and 34 runs respectively.

With this thrilling victory, Namibia currently leads the scoreboard, closely followed by Nepal and Netherlands.

The match showcased the competitive spirit and skill of both teams, underscoring the excitement and intensity of ICC CWC League 2 competition.

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