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Nepal lose against Netherlands, finish 8th in qualifiers

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 17, 2018-Nepal finish eighth in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers after losing to Netherlands by 45 runs in the 7th place play off at Kwekwe, Zimbabwe, on Saturday.

Chasing 190-run target to win, Nepal were bowled out for 144 in the 45th over.

Sompal Kami made the highest runs with 36 on board. Dipendra Singh Airee (25) and Paras Khadka (22) were the other big scorers for Nepal.

Roelof van der Merwe took four wickets for the Dutch side.

Earlier winning toss and batting first, Netherlands posted a total of 189 for nine with Bas de Leede scoring 39 runs while Max O’Dowd also contributing 28 runs. Pieter Seelaar and Shane Snater scored 23 runs each late on.

Sompal Kami took four wickets for Nepal. Spinners Sandip Lamichhane and Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi had two each.

Published: 17-03-2018 13:01

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