Hong Kong defeats Nepal by 3 wickets


KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal lost to Hong Kong with three wickets in the final group match of the ongoing Asia Cup Qualifier in Malaysia.

Choose to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal had posted a target of 96 runs before Hong Kong by losing all wickets in 37.5 overs.

Chasing the target set by Nepal, Hong Kong, was able to reach it in 32.3 overs losing seven wickets.

With this defeat, Nepal’s dream of playing Asia Cup Cricket has been shattered. Captain of Hong Kong, Anshuman Rath scored highest 52 runs while Kinchit Shah of Hong Kong made 11 runs towards batting for Hong Kong’s victory.

However, Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal alone claimed five wickets.