Nepal cruise to victory, again
- preparation tour of Nepal U-19 team
Jul 10, 2017-Nepal Under-19 team recorded a convincing 60-run win over RP Singh Academy, their third success in as many practice matches, during their preparation tour of India on Sunday.
Played at the Shaheed Vijay Pathik Sports Complex in Greater Noida, an outskirts of New Delhi, Nepal U-19 scored just 176 runs in 45.2 overs. The local team then crashed to 116 all out in 32.5 runs.
In their previous two practice matches, Nepal had defeated Friends Sports Academy by 121 runs before seeing off Gurugram Sports Club by 249 runs.
Nepal are preparing for the June 17-25 ICC U-19 World Cup Division 1 Asia Qualifier
to be held in Singapore. Nepal are scheduled to leave directly for Singapore on July 14 from India.
On Sunday, Nepal’s mediocre total was build around three top order batsmen as rest of the other players failed to fire. Opener Sandeep Sunar top scored for the touring side with 46 runs and No 4 batsman Dipendra Singh Airee contributed 39. No 3 batsman Pranit Thapa Magar also made 33, while Sunar’s opening partner chipped in 14.
Sunar hit eight boundaries in his 63 ball innings, while Airee struck five fours in his 58-ball knock.
Thapa Magar clobbered four boundaries in his 45-ball stay. Harshit Sethi was pick of the RP bowlers with 4-34 and Sanjeev Chaturvedi took 2-12.
Pawan Sarraf and Shahab Alam derailed the run chase of the local team taking three wickets each.
Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane also snared two wickets for the Nepali team. Opener Utkarsh Suri contributed 28, the top score of the team, while Non 3 batsman Boby Yadav (26) and tailender Sparsh Joshi (24) were the other notable run-scorers as the RP Singh Academy’s innings folded in the 33rd over.
Published: 10-07-2017 09:07