Nepal restrict UAE to 191 runsThe visitors, who chose to bat first after winning the toss, were bundled out in 43.2 overs.
The United Arab Emirates have posted a 192-run target for Nepal in the second match of the bilateral One-Day International Series played at the TU cricket ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.
The visiting team, who won the toss and chose to bat first, was bundled out for 191 runs in 43.2 overs as Nepali bowlers were able to take wickets in regular intervals.
Earlier in the game, Nepali bowlers had struggled to break the opening partnership of Muhammed Waseem and Vriitya Aravind as the duo put up a collective 72 runs on the scoreboard.
Aravind was the first UAE batsman to return back to the pavilion after scoring 25 runs off 39 balls. Waseem played an inspiring 50-run knock in 46 balls before he was caught by Aarif Sheikh off Lalit Rajbanshi’s delivery.
For the visitors, Alishan Sharafu scored 35 runs off 43 deliveries, followed by Basil Hamed who put up 24 runs on the scoreboard. Likewise, skipper Chundangapoyil Rizwan scored 22 runs off 34 balls while Vishnu Sukumaran hit 15 runs off 39 balls.
For Nepal, Sompal Kami and Lalit Rajbanshi took three wickets each while Karan KC, Gulsan Jha, Dipendra Singh Airee and Kushal Bhurtal bagged one wicket each.