(Eastern Academy Team: 202/5, 30 overs. Nepal: 145/9, 30 overs. Nepal lost the match by 57 runs.)
Eastern Academy Team disappointed Nepal in a rain-affected match by 57 runs in the first practice match played at Benoni, South Africa. Nepal team are currently in South Africa preparing for upcoming ICC WCL Division 2.
Only 30 overs of play was possible, after rain affected the play. Nepal choose to bowl first, could take only five wickets, as Eastern Academy team posted a mammoth total of 202-5 on the board.
Chasing a stiff target, Nepal never got a go. Nepal lost Naresh Budhayer, and Basanta Regmi for a duck. Paras Khadka was the lone fighter with 31 runs to his name as Nepal could only manage 145/9 in 30 overs.
Nepal takes Mpumalaga Cricket Union on Sunday. They will play their last match against Eastern Academy Team having franchise player on Tuesday to finish the tour.