Nepal Falls Short Against Namibia in ICC World Cup League Two Clash

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Kathmandu, Feb 21: In a gripping encounter at the University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal faced a disappointing defeat against Namibia in the ICC World Cup League Two match held on Wednesday. Namibia clinched victory by two wickets, successfully chasing down Nepal’s target of 169 runs within 40 overs.

Gerard Erasmus emerged as the hero for Namibia, crafting a crucial half-century with 52 runs to secure the win. Nepal’s Kushal Bhurtel displayed commendable bowling prowess, claiming three important wickets. However, their efforts were not enough to thwart Namibia’s determined pursuit.

Opting to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal struggled to find momentum, losing all wickets in 37.1 overs and posting a modest total of 168 runs. Ashif Shaikh’s resilient innings of 58 runs stood out amidst Nepal’s batting woes.

Namibia’s bowling duo of Brainard Scholtz and Jan Nicole Eaton proved instrumental in stifling Nepal’s batting lineup, each claiming four wickets apiece. This victory marks Namibia’s second win over Nepal in the League Two tournament, further solidifying their position in the competition.

Looking ahead, Namibia is set to take on the Netherlands in their next match scheduled for Friday. Meanwhile, Nepal will face off against the Netherlands in their final match of the series on Sunday, aiming to bounce back from this setback and end the tournament on a positive note.

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