July 25, 2017
Nepal registered a five-wicket victory over Malaysia in the penultimate match of the ICC Asia U-19s World Cup qualifier on Monday and kept alive their hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup.
In the match held at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore, Nepal won the toss and invited Malaysia to bat first. The Malaysian team was bundled out for a paltry 89 runs in the 36th over. In reply, Nepal chased down the target easily reaching 92-5 in 22.2 overs.
Skipper Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of the Nepal bowlers with figures of 7-13 from nine overs. This was his third 5-wicket haul in the tournament. Rohit Paudel was the top scorer for Nepal with 34 runs of 37 deliveries.
Nepal, which is currently placed second in the table with eight points from five games, need to beat Afghanistan by a huge margin in their last match to advance to the 2018 World Cup to be held in New Zealand.