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Nepal ‘A’ earn thrilling win against Ireland ‘A’

Nepal ‘A’ earn thrilling win against Ireland ‘A’

Nepal ‘A’ defeated Ireland ‘A’ by three runs in the last match held at the Tribhuvan University cricket ground in Kirtipur on Monday.

Chasing the target of 214 runs set by Nepal ‘A’, Ireland ‘A’ managed to score only 120 runs losing seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Gareth Delany top scored for Ireland with 68 runs followed by Morgan Topping with 60 runs while other batters failed to score in double digits.

Similarly, opener Ross Adair scored 31 runs and Fionn Hand 22.

Bipin Khatri took three wickets for Nepal while Kamal Singh Airee, Narayan Joshi and Rasid Khan claimed one wicket each.

After winning the toss, Nepal opted to bat first and posted 213 runs with a half-century from Arif Sheikh losing seven wickets.

Sheikh remained unbeaten on a 48-ball 97 that featured six sixes and seven fours.

Similarly, Kamal Airee remained unbeaten on 19 made of seven balls.

Lokesh Bam, who had scored a century in the first match against Ireland, returned to pavilion by scoring eight runs.

Likewise, captain Binod Bhandari scored 11 runs while Asir Mohammad, Pawan Saraff and Rasid Khan contributed 19, 13 and 24 runs respectively.

Earlier, Nepal had already lost the series against Ireland ‘A’.

Ireland ‘A’ had defeated Nepal by 21 runs in the first match and 40 runs in the second.

Nepal ‘A’ are playing a one-day series against Ireland ‘A’ on Wednesday.