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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2, Match 68: Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by 7 wickets

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

Half centuries from Kushal Bhurtel and Aarif Sheikh secured a 7 wicket win for Nepal at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium today in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2.

Match Summary

Nepal vs Papua New Guinea, Match 68, ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2

Nepal 174/3 (37 ov)

Papua New Guinea 173/8 (50 ov)

Result - Nepal won by 7 wickets


Nepal won the toss and put Papua New Guinea in to bat, Binod Bhandari taking two catches to remove both openers within the first 10 overs.

Assad Vala (45) made a stand to get Papua New Guinea back into this one, however in the end the Nepal bowling line-up was too much.

Sompal Kami (2/37) and Sandeep Lamichhane (2/29) taking the majority of the wickets. Papua New Guinea went in at 173/8.

In response Nepal started well, Kushal Bhurtel (50) opening with a half century, Aarif Sheikh (53*) adding another later in the innings to run away with this one.

Papua New Guinea couldn't find the wickets when they needed to and Nepal walked away with a 7 wicket win.

Match Stats

Papua New Guinea Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Tony Ura - 2.3 ov), 2-33 (Lega Siaka - 9.5 ov), 3-63 (Charles Amini - 16.6 ov), 4-68 (Riley Hekure - 21.5 ov), 5-105 (Sese Bau - 32.1 ov), 6-112 (Assad Vala - 35.3 ov), 7-133 (Norman Vanua - 42.1 ov), 8-137 (Simon Atai - 43.4 ov)

Playing XI

NEPAL - Binod Bhandari (WK), Asif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Bhim Sharki, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Pawan Sarraf, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - Tony Ura (WK), Lega Siaka, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Assad Vala, Charles Amini, Chad Soper, Kabua Morea, Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Alei Nao

Match Details

Date - 22nd March, 05:30 AM

Venue - Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss - Nepal won the toss & elected to field

Umpires - Akbar Ali, Shiju Sam

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