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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2: Sheikh knock gives Nepal win over PNG

Sandeep Lamichhane celebrates a wicket
Sandeep Lamichhane celebrates a wicket
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Aasif Sheikh's huge half century, supported by Sandeep Lamichhane, was enough to see Nepal to a 3 wicket win over PNG today in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2.

Match Summary

Nepal vs Papua New Guinea, ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2

Nepal 182/7 (48 ov)

Papua New Guinea 179/10 (49.2 ov)

Result - Nepal won by 3 wickets


After winning the toss Papua New Guinea decided to bat, Tony Ura (39) and Kiplin Doriga (26) getting things off on the right foot.

Sandeep Lamichhane (1/32) battled back for Nepal, before Hiri Hiri (31) added some runs of his own.

Dipendra Singh Airee (2/30) closed things out in Nepal's favour as PNG headed in all out for 179.

In response, Nepal's Aasif Sheikh smashed 86 after a rough start as his partner was dismissed on the first ball of the innings.

Sandeep Lamichhane (35*) impressed, this time with the bat to see Nepal over the line and to a 3 wicket win.

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Match Stats

PNG Fall of wickets: 1-42 (Kiplin Doriga - 10.3 ov), 2-73 (Sese Bau - 18.3 ov), 3-87 (Tony Ura - 21.5 ov), 4-91 (Assad Vala - 22.6 ov), 5-123 (Gaudi Toka - 35.6 ov), 6-147 (Chad Soper - 41.4 ov), 7-149 (Hiri Hiri - 43.1 ov), 8-162 (Riley Hekure - 46.3 ov), 9-174 (Norman Vanua - 48.4 ov), 10-179 (Semo Kamea - 49.2 ov)

Nepal Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Kushal Malla - 0 ov), 2-14 (Gyanendra Malla - 4.5 ov), 3-46 (Bhim Sharki - 15.2 ov), 4-51 (Rohit Kumar Paudel - 17.1 ov), 5-53 (Aarif Sheikh - 17.5 ov), 6-74 (Dipendra Singh Airee - 22.6 ov), 7-105 (Kushal Bhurtel - 31.6 ov)

Playing XI

Nepal: Rohit Kumar Paudel(C), Aasif Sheikh(WK), Gyanendra Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC

Papua New Guinea: Kiplin Doriga, Hila Vare(WK), Sese Bau, Tony Ura, Hiri Hiri, Gaudi Toka, Assad Vala(C), Chad Soper, Riley Hekure, Norman Vanua, Semo Kamea

Match Details

Date: 2023-03-03 06:00:00

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss: Papua New Guinea won the toss & elected to bat

Officials: Umpires: Akbar Ali (United Arab Emirates), Lyndon Hannibal (Sri Lanka), Bismillah Jan Shinwari (Afghanistan TV)

Match Referee: Ali Naqvi (Pakistan)

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