Nepal Wins Match Against USA by 6 Wickets in Ongoing CWC Qualifiers
Harare, June 20 (ANI): Nepal defeated the United States by 6 wickets in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier match at the Takashinga Sports Club in Harare on Tuesday.
Nepal captain Rohit Paudel won the toss and elected to bowl first. The United States were bundled out for 162 in 45.2 overs, with Sandeep Lamichhane taking 4 for 26.
In reply, Nepal reached their target in 39.1 overs with 6 wickets in hand. Kushal Bhurtel top-scored for Nepal with 57, while Aarif Sheikh made 41.
The win keeps Nepal’s hopes of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup alive. They are currently third in Group A, with two wins and two losses.
- Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel (57), Aarif Sheikh (41), Sandeep Lamichhane (4 for 26)
- United States: Steven Taylor (32), Sushant Modani (31), Jasdeep Singh (22)
- Rohit Paudel, Nepal captain: “We are very happy with the win. We bowled well and then batted well to chase down the target. We are confident that we can qualify for the World Cup.”
- Aaron Jones, United States captain: “We are disappointed with the loss, but we played some good cricket in patches. We need to learn from our mistakes and come back stronger in the next match.”
Nepal’s next match is against Oman on Thursday, June 23. The United States will play against Zimbabwe on the same day.