Nepal Suffers Defeat Against Namibia in Triangular T20 Series Opener

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Kathmandu, Feb 27: Nepal faced a setback in the inaugural match of the triangular T20 series, succumbing to a 20-run loss against Namibia.

In pursuit of Namibia’s formidable target of 207 runs, Nepal faltered and was bowled out for 186 runs in 18.5 overs.

Leading Nepal’s batting effort, Dipendra Singh Airee showcased resilience with a score of 48 runs, closely followed by captain Rohit Paudel, who contributed 42 runs. Additionally, Kushal Malla posted 32 runs, Sompal Kami struck 26 runs off just 11 balls, and Gulshan Jha chipped in with 12 runs.

Namibia’s bowling attack proved effective, with Ruben Trumpelman claiming four crucial wickets. Bernard Scholz, Jan Freilink, and Jan Nicol each secured two wickets, contributing to Nepal’s batting collapse.

Earlier, Namibia capitalized on winning the toss and elected to bat first, amassing a formidable total of 206 runs for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Jan Nicol delivered a stellar performance, smashing a century with 101 runs off just 33 balls, setting a new T20 record for the fastest century. This remarkable feat surpassed Nepal’s Kushal Malla’s record of a century in 34 balls.

Additionally, Malan Kruger contributed 59 runs, while Michael Van Lingen added 20 runs to Namibia’s total.

Nepal’s bowling effort saw Rohit Paudel claiming two wickets, supported by Karan KC and Avinash Bohora, who took one wicket each.

The upcoming match in the series will see Nepal facing off against Netherlands on Wednesday, as they aim to bounce back from their opening defeat.

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