Nepal lost by 2 wickets

#U19 practice match ,india

Nepal lost by 2 wickets in practice match against

Himachal Pradesh.

In what was an exciting encounter, HPCA XI chased the target of 208 runs set by Nepal U19 in the last over losing their 8 wickets. Arjun Sharma batting at No. 8 guided the home team to victory with 26 not out from 21 balls after opener Nitin Sharma (45 runs from 52 balls) and Arsalan Khan (47 runs off 60 balls) had set the tone for the home team.

Sandip Lamichhne grabbed three wickets for Nepal while Prem Tamang took another two.

Nepal batting first made 207/8 in 40 overs with contributions from Skipper Raju Rijal (66 runs from 84 balls) and Rajbir Singh (42* runs from 34 balls). Nepal lost the early wickets of Sunil Dhamala 0, Sandeep Sunar 10, Yogendra Singh Karki 5 and Shankar Rana 0 with just 39 runs on the board. Aarif Sheikh soon got out leaving Nepal 61 for 5 in 12.3 overs.

Vinay Galetita took four wickets for the home team.6-2.jpg