Kathmandu, May 01. Nepal began its ACC Premier League Cricket campaign with a convincing four wicket victory over UAE at the Selangor Turf Club in Malaysia on Thursday. For the victory of Nepal, Mr. Subash Khakural has made a solid half-century
and some big hitting from Vice Captain Gyanendra Malla took Nepal past the 192-run target set by UAE in 39.5 overs. Mr. Malla has made 47 runs from 37 balls.
Likewise, Nepal’s opener Naresh Budayair was caught for two runs in the third over and a cautious 71 off 91 balls from another opener Subash Khakurel laid the platform for chasing for the victory over the UAE.
Khakurel then dominated the proceedings with a well-knitted 59 run partnership with skipper Paras Khadka(30) and another 38-run partnership with Sharad Bheswakar (16) to guide the Nepali side closer to the target. Subash Khakurel’s impressive batting was finally over in the 32nd over when he was caught by Amjad Ali off Fayyaz Ahmed’s delivery.
Similarly, Mehboob Alam, Binod Bhandari and Basanta Regmi have made 5,9 and 8 runs respectively who were the important contributors to the Nepal’s victory.
Sompal Kami and Mahaboob Alam, who made a comeback to the national squad after his excellentperformance in the Senior One-day National cricket tournament, took three wickets each. Shakti Gauchan registered two wickets in his name and Sagar Pun claimed one.
The Premier League comprises of Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman, UAE and hosts Malaysia.