PC: Raman Shiwakoti

Nepal posted a mammoth 251 to get all important forms of thebatsmen especially in the likes of vice- captain Gyanendra Malla. His return to form after 12 innings proved handy as Nepal saw a glimpse of good old days with a daddy partnership of a successful pair of Paras and vice captain Gyanendra.

Nepal were looking in different midset after a relatively slow type of innings of Anil Kumar sah. Paras and Malla made sure that no more easy wicket would be gifted to the opposition and maintained a healthy partnership of 104 runs  in near about 8 overs with dominance from both the batsmen.

Captain Paras fairy tale continues as he scored 67 off 30 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes. Similarly, today a new batsmen of this young generation Nepali team stepped up and hit balls clinically out of the park. The future of Nepali batting, Dipendra Singh Airee smacked 67 off 26 balls with 4 fours and 6 sixes. His mouthwatering shots helped Nepal to take the score to mammoth 251.

For Sharks, most of the bowlers went ourt of the park while Arshad Haroon was the pick of the bowler with 15 runs only in his 3 overs spell. Salim Akbar had 2 scalps but not before going for 42 runs in his 2 overs.

The chase is in progress with Sandeep Lamichhane all over East London Sharks taking 3 wickets in an over. The chase is being made tough from Nepali bowlers with less wickets and lots of run to play.

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