Nepal face sixth defeat

Kathmandu, February 7

Nepal suffered sixth defeat as they went down by 90 runs against England in  the second Twenty20 World Cup for Blind at the Karnataka State Cricket  Association Ground in Alur, India today.

Opting to bat first, England posted a mammoth total of 233-5 and restricted Nepal to 143-7.  Nepal,  who are already knocked out of the tournament, have recorded one win  against South Africa in seven games and lost to Australia,  Bangladesh, Pakistan, West Indies and Sri Lanka.

In the seventh match of the competition, Luke Jason Smith Sugg scored a quick fire century hitting eight boundaries in his 62-ball  100 and Peter Blueitt scored 60 off 43 balls that included two fours to help England put up a huge total. Nepal’s Padam Bahadur Badaila picked up two wickets and Sunil Thapa Magar claimed one.

In reply, Sunil Subedi Chhetri top scored for Nepal with 44-ball 42 and Sunil Thapa Magar scored 30 off 34 balls. Chhetri hit three boundaries and Magar’s innings included two fours. Skipper Kritan Shrestha Duwal cracked two fours before being run out for 27 off 19 balls. Luke Jason Smith Sugg and Justin Hollingsworth claimed two wickets each for England.