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ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-22: Oman beat Nepal by 5 wickets

Kelme Nepal
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  • 2021-09-15
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  • Oman defeated Nepal by five wickets
  • Jitender and Ayaan Khan shared 98 runs and Oman crossed the 100-run mark
  • Sandeep Lamichhane was unable to bowl due to stomachache
  • Nepal scored 100 runs in just 23 overs

Oman defeated Nepal by five wickets after opener Jatinder Singh scored his first ODI century in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket World Cup League Two. The home team reached the 197-run target after losing 5 wickets in 31.1 overs at the Oman Cricket Academy ground.

Another opener, Shoaib Khan, was caught by Susan Bhari for 7 runs by Ashif Sheikh, but Jitender and Ayaan Khan shared 98 runs and Oman crossed the 100-run mark in the power play (10 overs).

Nepal's spin attack was handled by Kushal Malla and Susan Bhari after Sandeep Lamichhane was unable to bowl due to stomachache. Jitender was caught in the boundary area by Rohit Kumar Poudel off Kushal Malla in 25.3 overs. Jitender struck for 20 runs off the bowling of Karan KC in the eighth over. Karan became the innings' most expensive bowler. He scored 52 runs and took 2 wickets in 5 overs.

Kushal had previously dismissed Zeeshan Maqsood, the captain of Oman. Mohammad Nadim of Oman scored 38 runs. Nepal were bowled out for 196 in 47.4 overs after winning the toss and batting. Ashif Sheikh scored 90 runs.

Gyanendra Malla and Rohit Poudel returned to the pavilion with individual runs of 21 and 20 respectively after Ashif Sheikh failed to score a century for Nepal. Malla, the Nepali team's captain, won the toss and chose to bat first. The lineup of the team remained unchanged. The team had previously defeated the United States by 5 wickets.

The Nepali team was opened today by Kushal Bhurtel and Ashif Sheikh. But the opening pair, on the other hand, could not perform well. Kushal Bhurtel was sent to the pavilion after the team was unable to open an account for him.

The path to the pavilion was led by Bilal Khan. The captain Gyanendra Malla and Ashif, who had arrived at the crease, then advanced to the other side of Nepal.

Captain Gyanendra Malla was bowled for the second wicket when Nepal reached 58 runs. Malla hit one four and scored 21 runs off 33 balls. Following that, Ashif and Rohit Poudel, who had arrived at the crease, led the way. Nepal's score had reached 100 runs thanks to these two.

Nepal scored 100 runs in just 23 overs. In the meantime, Ashif Sheikh, the opening batsman, reached his half-century in 62 balls. Rohit Poudel was dismissed in the first ball of the 24th over, resulting in Nepal's third wicket being lost. Rohit Oman was dismissed for 20 runs after a strong performance against the USA.

He had to deal with 34 balls. Binod Bhandari, the wicketkeeper-batsman, was dismissed for 6 while the team added 11 runs to their total of 112 runs. When Sompal Kami, who had come to the crease after Binod was out, was run out, Nepal had lost the fifth wicket. Nepal's score was 5-130 when Sompal was taken out. Sompal was thrown out for a total of ten runs.

Nepal lost Kushal Malla for the sixth wicket. Kushal Malla has been unable to compete in the current series. He batted nine balls and scored four runs, one of which was a four. Nepal lost Ashif Sheikh for the seventh wicket. Ashif was dismissed for 90 runs in the first over. He fell short of a century for Nepal by ten runs. Ashif, on the other hand, is among the top individual scorers in ODI cricket.

Bikram Sob was dismissed for two runs. Following that, Sandeep Lamichhane and Karan KC took the lead. Sandeep attempted to move the scoreboard by hitting an aggressive shot, but it was short-lived. He was run out for 16 off ten balls with the help of a six and a four. Nepal lost 9 wickets in 40 overs and had scored 173 runs when Sandeep was dismissed. Nepal was bowled out for 196 runs by KC for the last wicket. Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood was dismissed after Karan KC scored 21 runs.

Bilal Khan top-scored for Oman with 47 runs in 10 overs while also taking four wickets. Mohammad Nadeem took one wicket for 28 runs in seven overs, while Nestor Dhamba took two wickets for 25 runs in five overs.