The right-handed opening batsman Kushal Bhurtel made 77 runs off 53 deliveries to become the highest-scorer in the tournament with 278 runs
KATHMANDU, APRIL 24
The Nepali national men's cricket team has clinched the Tri-Nation T20I Series after comfortably defeating the Netherlands in the finals on Saturday.
In the final match up of the series hosted by Nepal, held at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur today, Nepal sealed a comfortable 142-run victory over visiting Netherlands.
Batting first, Nepal had posted a massive total of 238 runs at the expense of three wickets in their 20 overs which the Netherlands failed to surpass as the entire team was sent off to the pavilion in 17.2 overs and only managed to score 96 runs.
Kushal Bhurtel, who has been in splendid form this international T20 series, contested by three teams (Nepal, Malaysia and the Netherlands), smashed his fourth half-century in the tournament. Right-handed Bhurtel made 77 runs off 53 deliveries to become the highest scorer in the tournament with 278 runs.
Similarly, Kushal Malla too contributed with his half century which was made at a strike rate of 208.33. In the same manner, Gyanendra Malla and Dipendra Singh scored 33 (off 19 balls) and 48 (off 18 balls) runs respectively.
The Nepali bowlers too had a fair share in the historic victory as they cramped the Dutch batsman even before reaching a three-figure score. All-rounder Karan KC impressed with his three wickets while star leggie Sandeep Lamichhane and Kamal Singh Airee took two wickets each.
In the series, Nepal won four among five of their games.