After two major defeats from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Nepal was able put up a great performance in the match against UAE.
The Nepal U19 team beat UAE by 160 runs in the match held at Katunayake on September 10, 2019.
UAE won the toss and chose to field first.
Nepal’s batting innings opened on a disappointing note when opening batsmen Rit Gautam and Pawan Sarraf were bowled out without scoring any runs.
However, Nepal’s hopes were revived when Asif Sheikh made a decent 45 runs off 53 balls.
Soon after, some terrific strokes from skipper Rohit Kumar Paudel helped Nepal recover completely from their initial losses. Paudel emerged the highest scorer in the Nepali team with 67 runs from 84 balls. During his stint, he scored 9 fours and 1 sixer.
Paudel’s contribution was then backed by S Jhora’s 48 runs, Rashid Khan’s 44 off 44 balls and KS Airee’s 41 runs.
In the bowling side, S Dhakal was the highest wicket-taker who picked 3 UAE wickets. Besides Dhakal, Sarraf, Surya Tamang and Rashid Khan picked two opponent wickets each.
On the other hand, UAE began its innings on a slightly better note but failed to maintain pace as the match progressed.
The team succumbed to pressure from the Nepali team and was bowled all out at 125 runs in the 33th over. V Aravind was the highest scorer in the UAE team with 28 runs off 34 balls.
On the bowling side, Akasha Tahir and S Sharma were the highest wicket-takers, who picked 3 Nepali wickets, each.
Toss: UAE won the toss and will bowl first!
Nepal Under-19s – 285/9 (50 Overs)
UAE Under-19s – 125/10 (33.2 Overs)
Nepal (U19) Playing XI:
Rohit Kumar Paudel (C), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Sagar Dhakal , Asif Sheikh, Kamal Singh Airee, Rit Gautam, Pawan Sarraf, Rasid Khan, Surya Tamang, Sundeep Jora
UAE (U19) Playing XI:
Karthik Meiyappan (C), Syed Haider, Niel Lobo, Vriitya Aravind (WK), Ansh Tandon, Alishan Sharafu, Osama Hassan, Muhammad Farazuddin, Sanchit Sharma, Akasha Tahir, Rishabh Mukherjee
Asia Youth/Under-19s Cup Table – 2019
|ACC U19 Asia Sri Lanka Cup Points Table – 2019|
|Sri Lanka Under-19s||2||2||2||0||1.101||4|
|United Arab Emirates Under-19s||3||0||3||0||-2.455||0|
|M: The number of matches played. W: The number of matches won. L: The number of matches lost.|
|T: The number of matches tied. N/R: The number of matches abandoned. PT: Number of points awarded.|