Canada beats Nepal by 83 runs

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Kathmandu: Canada defeated Nepal in the second and final One-Day International cricket tournament. Canada edged Nepal by 83 runs in the tournament held last night at Maple Leaf Cricket Stadium in King City, Canada.

Canada had presented a 189-run target before Nepal. Nepal was limited to 105 runs at the loss of all wickets in 39.2 overs.

Dev Khanal was the top scorer for Nepal with 26 runs while Pawan Saraf contributed 14 runs.
Likewise, Binod Bhandari, Basir Ahamed and Adil Alam added equal 13 runs.

Captain Sandeep Lamichhane made 11 runs, Rohit Poudel six, Karan KC 5 and Kushal Bhurtel 1 for Nepal. Deependra Singh Airi and Arif Sheikh were sent to pavilion without any score.

Canada’s bowlers Amar Khalid, Salman Najar, Romel Sahajad, Sad Win Jafar and Harsha Thaker took equal two wickets.

Put to bat first after losing toss, Canada had gathered 188 runs at the loss of nine wickets in 50 overs.
Canada’s Shreyas Mova made 50 runs while Aron Johnson contributed 44 runs. Likewise, Amar Khalid gathered 30 runs for Canada.

The first ODI against Canada was cancelled due to rain.

Nepal made a Canada visit before the triangular ODI series to be organized in Scotland under the ICC World Cup League-2. Nepal will take on Scotland and Namibia in the second league.