Nepal have registered their second consecutive victory in men’s cricket under the ongoing Asian Games by defeating Maldives by seven wickets on Sunday.
Electing to bat first after winning the toss, Maldives were not given any room to catch the momentum from the very first over the match. As wickets kept falling in regular interval, Maldives were restricted to a meager 53 runs in 18.5 overs.
Spinners Shakti Gauchan and Sagar Pun shone in Nepal’s bowling attack by claiming two wickets each.
Nepal ventured into their batting inning on low as opener Sagar Pun was dismissed for just one runs after playing 10 balls. While opener Subash Khakurel played for 27 runs not out, Gyanendra Malla, who came in at number three after Pun, was also sent back to pavillion after adding only one run on board. Similarly, Skipper Paras Khadka was dismissed for 15 runs of 18 balls. Sharad Vesawkar, similarly, played a not-out innings of six runs from 16 balls faced.
Nepal had defeated Kuwait in their first match of the tournament yesterday.