Update: Nepal v Scotland match goes into reserve day, thanks to continuous rain

KATHMANDU: Uncertainty loomed large over the result of the second match of ICC World Cricket League Championship between Nepal and Scotland played at Cambusdoon New Ground in Ayr on Friday as rain affected the play.

Nepal were invited to bat first by he hosts after winning the toss. With a disastrous start, they posted a target of 168 runs for Scots. Nepal were bowled out with five balls to spare.

Since the second innings were delayed due to rain, the hosts received a revised target of 110 runs in 22 overs as per the Duckworth Lewis Method.

The play could be resumed at 6 pm, which was earlier set as cut-off time.

With Nepal bowling for 1.4 overs and Scotland making 15 runs, rain disrupted the play once again. This led the match to the reserve day.

The remaining 20.2 overs will be played tomorrow. Scotland need 95 more runs to win the match.


Nepal are all out for 167 in 49.1 overs against Scotland

KATHMANDU: Nepal made 167 runs as they were bowled out in 49.1 overs by Scotland in their second ICC World Cricket League Championship match at Cambusdoon New Ground in Ayr, Scotland on Friday.

The hosts won the toss and decided to field.

Sharad Vesawkar top-scored for Nepal with 30 runs off 66, while Basant Regmi and Avinash contributed 19 and 17 respectively.

Gyanendra Malla, Pradeep Airee and Prithu Baskota made 16 runs each.

Alasdair Evas, who bowled for 10 overs, took three wickets at the cost of 18 runs.

SM Sharif, GT Main and MA Leask claimed two wickets each to restrict Nepal to meagre 167 which included 18 extras.

Nepal lost their first match in a thriller against Scotland on Wednesday.

Nepal are placed in seventh position in the point table without a point, while Papua New Guinea are at bottom losing both of their matches.

Nepal qualified for the championship after Afghanistan and Ireland were awarded the ODI status and the team finishing third and fourth, Kenya and Nepal, in the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in Namibia were included.


Scotland defeat Nepal in thriller