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Nepal lose to West Indies ‘A’ by 76 runs

Nepal lose to West Indies ‘A’ by 76 runs

Nepal suffered a 76-run defeat at the hands of West Indies ‘A’ in the third match of five matches held at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

Chasing the target of 288 runs, Nepal were bowled out for 151 in 19.2 overs, losing all the wickets.

For Nepal, Karan KC scored 28 of 17 balls hitting three fours and one six, Lokesh Bam 28 off 29 balls with one boundary and two sixes in 29 balls, Kushal Malla 20, Binod Bhandari 19 and. Anil Shah, 14. However, other batters failed to score in double digits.

Earlier, West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 227 runs in allotted 20 overs at the cost of three wickets.

For the team, Johnson Charles hit beyond the century as he recorded 119 off 61 balls with 13 boundaries and seven sixes.  Andre Fletcher scored 53 off 33 balls with four boundaries and three sixes. Fabian Allen made 19, Alick Athanaze 17 and Keemo Paul was not out with 13.

Nepal's Karan KC and Sagar Dhakal took one wicket each. 

In the ongoing T20 series comprising five matches in total, Nepal lost two matches and won one.  

Nepal won the opening match by four wickets while lost the second with 10 runs and third with 76 runs. The fourth match will take place tomorrow, Thursday.