Nepal post 170-run target against BangladeshBishal Bikram KC scores 48 runs as Rohanat Doullah Borson claims four Nepali scalps.
Nepal have posted a 170-run target against Bangladesh in the ICC Under-19 World Cup on Wednesday.
Nepal had a poor start in a Super Six match played at Bloemfontein, South Africa, after electing to bat first after winning the toss. Nepal lost opener Bipin Rawal in 3.5 overs for just two runs. Aakash Tripathi was next to go back to the pavilion at 7.5 overs hitting three runs.
Nepal were 3-29 in 8.3 overs after Arjun Kumal was caught by Maruf Mridha off a delivery by Rohanat Doullah Borson.
Bishal Bikram KC, who was the top-scorer for Nepal at 48 runs off 100 deliveries, and skipper Dev Khanal (35) built a much-needed partnership. Khanal lost his wicket in 27.4 overs while KC was bowled by Rohanat Doullah Borson in the last delivery of 42 overs.
Tailender Subash Bhandari hit not out 18 runs as Nepal put 169 runs on the board losing all wickets in 49.5 overs. No batters other than Kumal, Khanal, KC and Bhandari managed to score in double-digits.
Rohanat Doullah Borson claimed four Nepali scalps as Sheikh Paevez Jibon finished his 10-over spell with 3-34.
Nepal’s hopes to reach their first-ever semi-finals of the U-19 Cricket World Cup ended without playing a game on Tuesday after India and Pakistan won their respective Super Six matches.
India thrashed New Zealand by 214 runs in Bloemfontein, South Africa to earn six points in Group 1 and put one foot in the last four, while Pakistan also kept afloat their hopes to make the semis with a three-wicket win over Ireland in Potchefstroom, with the victory giving them six points.
The outcome means, Nepal, who progressed as a third-placed team from Group D and have no points in Super Six Group 1, will now stand no chance of advancing even if they beat both Bangladesh and India in their upcoming fixtures. The teams carried forward their points and net run rate they earned against their fellow qualifying Super six teams.