Nepal's poor batting form continues

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s poor batting form continued in the ICC World Cricket League Division-II as they were bowled out for just 138 runs in 46 overs by Oman in their second match on Friday.

Nepal lost the toss in the match played in Windhoek of Namibia where none of the batsmen managed to make big score. Sharad Vesawkar’s 67-ball 22 was highest score for Nepal.

Earlier, Nepal failed to make a positive start to the innings as opening duo Gyanendra Malla and Dilip Nath were dismissed for seven and 19 runs respectively. Aarif Sheikh who came to bat at third number was sent to pavilion for just six runs where as Captain Paras Khadka contributed 17 runs facing 78 deliveries. Likewise, Rohit Kumar Paudel and unbeaten Sompal Kami contributed 14 and 17 runs respectively.

Kaleemullah was the pick of the Omani bowlers as he took 4-28 from 10 overs. Likewise, Bilal Khan added two more wickets for Oman while Khawar Ali and JA Odedra bagged one wicket each.