ICC Cricket World Cup League-II: Nepal beat PNG by 7 wickets

KATHMANDU: Nepal registered a seven-wicket victory over Papua New Guinea under ICC Cricket World Cup League-II in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.

Both Kushal Bhurtel and Aarif Sheikh scored half century as Nepal chased down 174-run target losing three wickets.

Sheikh scored 59 runs off 102 balls while Bhurtel contributed 50 runs off 64 balls.

Likewise, Rohit Paudel scored unbeaten 44 runs.

Earlier, Papua New Guinea, who were invited to bat for after losing the toss, scored 173 runs in the allotted 50 overs by losing eight wickets.

Captain Sandeep Lamichhane and Sompal Kami claimed two wickets each for Nepal.

Similarly, Karan KC, Dipendra Singh Airee, Aarif Sheikh and Pawan Sarraf took one wicket each.

Former captain and experienced player Gyanendra Malla was in the bench in today’s match. He was replaced by Bhim Sarki.

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