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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League-2: Nepal trounces Netherlands

Kathmandu, Feb 17: Nepal secured a resounding win over the Netherlands in the second match held on Saturday under the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League-2.

Opting to bat first after losing the toss, the Netherlands managed to score 137 runs in 39 overs, losing all their wickets in the process. In course of restricting the Netherlands, Kushal Bhurtel took four wickets while Lalit Rajbanshi two, and captain Rohit Poudel and Sompal Kami each claimed one wicket. Two Netherlands batters were run out during the innings.

Scott Edwards top-scored for the Netherlands with 33 runs, while Sybrand Engelbrecht contributed 23, and Bas De Leede made 27.

Chasing the 138-run target, Nepal met it in just 15.2 overs, losing only one wicket. Opening batsman Kushal Bhurtel played with his 28 runs, while Aasif Sheikh and Anil Shah both had swashbuckling performances, scoring half-centuries. Aasif contributed 54 runs, and Shah made 57. The lone wicket for the Netherlands was taken by Vivian Kingma. RSS

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