Nepal beat the Netherlands by 1 run to claim first ever ODI win

KATHMANDU: Nepal have registered first ever ODI win in history books after restricting the Netherlands to 215 runs against narrow 217-run-target in their second ODI match at VRA ground in Amstelveen on Friday.

Nepal’s skipper Paras Khadka and lower order batsman Sompal Kami hit flamboyant half-centuries to post a challenging 216-run all out with seven balls to spare against the Dutch.

Paras smashed 51 runs while Sompal scored a quick-fire 61 runs off just 46 balls with three maximum clean hits and five swashbuckling fours to register a decent total on board against the formidable opponent.

Likewise, young spinner Sandeep Lamichhane gave Nepal a breakthrough after taking three wickets for Nepal while Lalit Singh Bhandari claimed two.

For the Dutch, Right-hand Batsman Wesley Barresi made 71 runs in 89 balls while Daniel James ter Braak took 39 runs.

In the dying embers of the match, Nepal's Skipper Paras Khadka made the win possible after grabbing the last but most crucial wicket for Nepal.

Netherlands were short of a single run to tie their second ODI against Nepal.