After Thailand, now it’s Hong Kong! Nepal is riding high on success in the ACC U-16 Eastern Region cricket tournament at the Terdthai Cricket Ground in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The Nepali U-16 cricket team made it to semi-finals of the tournament following its win over the Hong Kong U-16 cricket team on December 12, 2017.
The Nepali U-16 team’s win over Hong Kong’s team marks its second consecutive victory in the tournament after its dashing performance against Thai U-16 cricket team on December 11, 2017.
The Hong Kong cricket team, which chose to bat first, had to finish its innings at 82-run score in 35 overs for the fall of 9 wickets because of the dashing performance of Nepali bowlers.
The Hong Kong team felt the jolt right from the start as Nepali bowler Pratish GC bowled Hong Kong’s opener Tej Narain Sheopuri in the very first over of the match.
Despite efforts of the No.3 batsman Kalhan Challu who scored the highest, the Hong Kong team lost 7 wickets with a 45-run score in 24.4 overs.
Pratish performed the best taking 3 wickets in seven overs and Narayan Joshi, who starred in Thailand match with a five-wicket haul, also claimed a wicket.
Then, the Nepali team stepped in to bat.
Despite a tough start with loss of first 4 wickets for just 34 runs, Trit Raj Das, top scorer in Thailand match, again drove the Nepali team towards success in partnership with opener Rajan Magar and Sunil Bhandari.
The Nepali team finished the target with 84-run score for the fall of 6 wickets.
With this victory, the Nepal U-16 cricket team stands top in Group A of the tournament after gaining four points from the two matches.