Sah, Sarki crack centuries as Nepal thrash Canada 3-0

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Kathmandu: Nepal’s Bhim Sharki and Anil Sah showcase stellar performance, helping Nepal to a resounding victory over Canada in the final one-day international bilateral series clash.

In a remarkable display of batting prowess, Bhim Sharki and Anil Sah both notched up centuries, steering Nepal to a convincing nine-wicket triumph over Canada in the one-day international bilateral series. 

The duo’s remarkable partnership allowed the hosts to effortlessly chase down the 233-run target set by Canada with 33 balls to spare, securing a comprehensive clean sweep of the series with a 3-0 win.

Anil Sah, in an innings of sheer brilliance, remained unbeaten with an impressive 112 runs off 124 deliveries, embellished with 12 boundaries and two towering sixes. His batting partner, Bhim Sharki, also showcased remarkable form, contributing an unbeaten 101 runs from 129 balls, featuring 11 boundaries and a six.

The match, held at the TU Cricket Ground, witnessed an early setback for Nepal as opener Kushal Bhurtel departed for a modest 13 runs. However, Sharki and Sah’s formidable partnership ensured Nepal’s dominance throughout the chase, ultimately leading them to a convincing victory.

Dillon Heyliger emerged as the sole wicket-taker for the visiting Canadian side, but his efforts were not enough to thwart Nepal’s resolute pursuit of victory.

In the first innings, Canada, having been sent in to bat after losing the toss, managed to muster a total of 232 runs in their allotted 50 overs, with Navneet Dhaliwal contributing a vital half-century to their effort.

Nepal’s bowling attack, spearheaded by Hemant Dhami, proved instrumental in restricting Canada’s batting lineup. Dhami claimed three crucial wickets, while Kushal Malla accounted for two dismissals. Lalit Rajbanshi and Akash Chand also chipped in with a wicket each, ensuring Canada faced significant challenges throughout their innings.