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Asia Cup Qualifiers: Nepal post 222-run target against Oman

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sagar Pun’s individual 83 helped Nepal post a competitive total of 221 against Oman in Asia Cup Qualifiers match in Malaysia.

Pun played 84 balls smashing two sixes and six boundaries. Opener Gyanendra Malla scored 45 from 60 balls while Aarif Sheikh also contributed 36 runs. Karan KC scored 26 runs in his 10-ball cameo.

Nepal is yet to register its first win against Oman in the last five years. Nepal had lost to Oman in their previous meeting, losing by six wickets in the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia early this year.

Nepal have not been able to defeat Oman since they overcame the side in the 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Bermuda by 28 runs.

The winner of the tournament will qualify for the Asia Cup and lock horns against cricket giants India and Pakistan.

Published: 2018-08-29 11:14:56