Nepal beat PNG by 50 runs to clinch Tri-Nation T20I Series title

KATHMANDU: Nepal clinched the title of Tri-Nation T20I Series with the outstanding performance of Dipendra Singh Airee.

In the final match played at the TU ground in Kirtipur on Monday, Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by 50 runs.

Put into bat first after losing the toss, Nepal scored 168 runs by losing six wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Dipendra Singh Airee, who completed 1000 runs for Nepal, scored unbeaten 54 runs with five boundaries.

Similarly, Karan KC contributed 33 runs off 12 balls hitting five fours and two sixes.

Opener Kushal Bhurtel made 25 runs while Adil Alam returned to the pavilion by scoring 15 runs.

Airee claimed the highest four wickets at the cost of 18 runs. Captain Sandeep Lamichhane took two wickets at the cost of 24 runs while Karan KC claimed three wickets at the cost of 27 runs.

This is the first title won by Nepal under Lamichhane’s captaincy.

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