PC: Raman Shiwakoti

The Cardiac kid’s representative, as we can quote the captain of Nepal, did it in a unique fashion in Amstelveen to make Nepal win their 1st ever ODI match in their Debut series against the Dutch.

That last over, consisted almost every little story that Nepal cricket could ponder and mind you I personally had that script of Paras making it in a historical manner.

Left to defend just 6 runs, paras bowled good lines, got lucky with one brushing pads with no one on 45 degree, kept his nerves and held the decisive run out. It couldn’t get better than this for cricket in Nepal as a new chapter has already been written at the highest level of cricket. Sandeep Lamichhane’s 2 quick wickets and Lalit Bhandari’s good line and length proved very nagging.

Earlier, Nepal opted to bat first after winning the toss. Malla and Khakurel came out to open the innings for Nepal. They were watchful in the early phase but Klaassen’s classical delivery dismissed Malla (13). Klaassen sent back Sah (04) in the last ball of same over. Klaassen again dismissed Khakurel (19) to put Nepal under deep pressure.

Nepal were 3 down under the score of 50 runs. Then, Khadka-Airee shared 25 runs for 4th wicket. They were looking settled before Khadka’s misjudged cause a big damage for Nepal as they lost Airee (19).

Clearly, there was no run but Airee did well to sacrifice his wicket for skipper Khadka, who moved on and registered his first half-century in ODI. Khadka smashed 51 runs off 69 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes.

Sheikh hung there for long time, facing 46 balls but couldn’t score freely as his struggling innings ended on his personal score of 16 runs. Nepal were down and out with lost of 7 wickets within 158 runs.

Thanks to brilliant innings from Sompal Kami at decisive part where he scored 61 runs taking just 46 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. Nepal recorded 216 runs losing all 10 wickets in 48.5 overs. Dutch premium pace bowler, Klaassen took 3 wickets in his worthy spell of 10 overs, expensing just 38 runs. Skipper Seelaar also picked up 2 wickets.

1 COMMENT

  1. Hello Amit,

    As an avid reader of cricketconcern.com, I love to read the contents on your site, and I think your other readers would as well.

    All I want to say is Your Knowledge on Cricket is great, Man! Mr.Paras is the captain loved by everyone. He rocks! Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

    Best,
    Sagar Neupane

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