Nepal have defeated Hong Kong in a match played today at the Bayuemas Oval cricket stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Nepal chased down the target in the match shortened by rain, with seven wickets at hand. Chasing the reduced target of 144 in 38 overs, Nepal registered their third win of the total four games played so far in the league.
The target put earlier by Hong Kong was 182 runs.
Skipper Khadka played the Captain’s knock today by scoring 43 runs not-out. His partner in the crease was Sarad Vesawkar who hit some cracking boundaries and put 19 runs on board.
Opening the innings for Nepal, Subash Khakurel, who had not been able to score a run in the last two games, did a decent job putting 16 runs on board with another opener Naresh Budayair, who made 41 runs of 86 balls.
Vice Captain Gyanendra Malla came in at number three and struck some spectacular boundaries to give the much needed momentum to his team before getting out at 15 runs of the 10 balls faced.
Earlier, Hong Kong batsman Irfan Ahmed played an outstanding spell of 106 runs against Nepal. Nepali fast bowler Sompal Kami starred today as well with his bowling attack, by sending four opponent batsmen back to pavilion. While spinner Basanta Regmi took three wickets, Aarif Seikh got two Hong Kong batsmen out.