Kathmandu: Nepal has registered a comfortable win over Oman in the ICC World Cup Cricket League -2. Nepal thrashed Oman by seven wickets in the match held at Moosa Stadium in Houston, Texas in the United States of America.
Nepal’s Karan KC alone through his excellent bowling took five wickets for registering a smooth win over Oman. Oman elected to bat first after winning the toss. It managed to collect 163 runs losing all its wickets in 46.5 overs.
Nepal met the 164-run target in 33.1 overs at the loss of three wickets. Opener batsman duo of Nepal, Kushal Bhurtel and Asif Sheikh partnered for a century for Nepal. Bhurtel made 56 runs with the help of five fours facing off 75 balls while Sheikh collected 62 runs including one six and seven fours in 86 balls.
Similarly, Dev Khanal made 10 runs including one four in 12 balls and vice-captain Rohit Kumar Poudel made 26 runs, not out, in 21 balls. He hit one six and one four. Dipendra Singh Airee, who was also not out, made seven runs.
Towards bowling, Fayyaz Butt of Oman took two wickets while Khawar Ali one wicket. Oman, batting first before this, was confined to 163 runs in the allotted 50 overs. Captain Zeeshan Maqsood played a half-century partnership. He collected 52 runs including three fours facing off 100 balls. Similarly, Sandeep Goud made 47 runs including one six and three fours while facing 91 balls.
In bowling, Nepal’s Karan KC took five wickets, captain Sandeep Lamichhane took three wickets and Sompal Kami and Dipendra Singh Airee one wicket each.
With this win, Nepal has climbed to the fifth position in the score table. It has collected 15 points by winning seven of the 15 matches it has played so far. Nepal will play against the host team USA at 9.15 tonight in its next match.