Kathmandu, February 4 Nepal suffered a 43-run defeat against the West Indies in the second Twenty20 World Cup for Blind at the MIG Cricket Club grounds in Bandra, India today. Batting first, the West Indies posted a mammoth 208-7 in 20 overs before restricting Nepal to 165-3. In their previous four matches, Nepal defeated South Africa by six wickets and suffered a 10-wicket defeats against Australia and Pakistan apart from facing a 59-run loss against Bangladesh. Nepal’s decision to field first back fires as the West Indies skipper Kevin Andrew Douglas scored a quick fire 96 off just 59 balls cracking 10 boundaries. Leroy Orin hit a 13-ball 23. Douglas and Orin shared a 52-run opening stand inside 5.3 overs. Caneel Wayney Graham retired hurt on 27 off 22 balls that included a boundary. Sunil Thapa Magar, Ramesh Bahadur Baniya, Bikram Bahadur Rana and Padam Bahadur Badaila picked up a wicket each for Nepal. In reply, Sunil Thapa Magar top scored for Nepal with an unbeaten 70 off 50 balls that included 10 boundaries. Lok Bahadur Thapa struck three fours in his 29-ball 36 not out. Nepal had a poor start with the bat as opener Padam Bahadur Badaila (11) and Sunil Rana Magar (25) added 22 runs before the former was run out in fourth ball of the third over. Nepal reached 70-3 in 9.2 overs and the pair of Sunil Thapa Magar and Lok Bahadur Thapa added 95 runs for the unbroken fourth wicket but that was not enough to avert the defeat. Anthony Fitzgerald Cummins and Ganesh Mithra Singh claimed a wicket each for the West Indies.
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Published: 03:20 am Feb 05, 2017