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Nepal has won a record 2 wickets against Namibia

 With the help of opener Kushal Bhurtel hundred, captain Rohit Kumar Paudel and Karan KC's 5 wickets, Nepal has won a record 2 wickets against Namibia. With the help of Bhurtel's 115 runs, Nepal won by losing 8 wickets in 47.4 overs.

This 287 runs scored by Nepal in ODI is the biggest score so far. Earlier in 2019, Nepal won by completing the target of 255 runs against the UAE and tied the score after chasing the target of 275 runs against the USA in June. 

Kushal's century

Nepal's opener Asif Sheikh was out without opening the account in the second over, but the other opener Kushal stayed till the end and laid the foundation for Nepal's victory. While making 115 runs, he played 113 balls and hit 10 fours and 4 sixes.

He shared a 50-run partnership with Gyanendra Malla for the second wicket. When Nepal's score was 53 runs, Gyanendra was dismissed for 25 runs. After that, Bhurtel and captain Rohit Kumar Paudal together started Nepal's innings. This pair made a record partnership of 133 runs for the third wicket. Earlier, Dipendra Singh Airi and Dev Khanal shared a partnership of 129 runs against Papua New Guinea in Kirtipur last year. After that, Nepal lost two more consecutive wickets. Rohit played 76 balls and scored 72 runs with the help of 7 fours and 3 sixes. He completed 1000 runs in ODIs for Nepal after scoring 55 runs against Namibia.

Then Kushal Malla was dismissed for 6 runs and Dipendra Singh Airey for 7 runs, Nepal's score was 212-5. After Ruben Trumpelmen dismissed Rohit, Kushal Malla and Dipendra consecutively, Namibia tried to come back in the game. Zora played 24 balls and scored 28 runs with the help of 3 fours and 1 six. But when Nepal was close to victory, Bhurtel was dismissed for a personal 115 runs. Sandeep Lamichhane was ducked out.

Then Sompal Kami hit a four and confirmed the victory of Nepal. Karan KC scored 20 unbeaten runs with the help of 1 four and 2 sixes playing 12 balls.

Ruben Trumpelman and Jan Nicole Lofty Aton took 3 wickets each for Namibia. Bernard Scholtz and Tangeni Lungameni took 1 wicket. .

The beginning was not good for him either. When both the openers were out in the 11th over, Namibia's innings, which was 45-2, was handled by Van Ligen and captain Gerhard Erasmus. Both shared 124 runs for the third wicket.

Van Ligen played 137 balls and scored 133 runs with the help of 9 fours and 5 sixes. Van Leegen's third ODI century and second consecutive century against Nepal in League Two. Earlier in December, he scored 121 runs against Nepal in the League Two match in Namibia.

Van Ligen, who was batting at number three in the third over, was caught out by Dipendra Singh Airi in the 47th over by Nepal's Karan KC. Similarly, captain Erasmus scored 56 runs off 79 balls by hitting 2 fours and 3 sixes. Wicketkeeper John Green scored 34 runs off 19 balls, hitting 4 fours and 1 six. Carl Birkenstock and John Franklin scored 13/13, John Nicol Lofty Aton scored 8 runs and Lou Handre Lawrence scored 5 runs. 

~ For Nepal, Karan KC took 5 wickets with 1 maiden in 10 overs and spent 61 runs. Sandeep Lamichhane took 3 wickets. 

 Bowling 10 overs, he spent 66 runs. He took a wicket in his second ball. The remaining two wickets were taken in the first and last balls of the 49th over. Sompal Kamile and Kushal Malla took 1 wicket each.

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