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Kenya shatters Nepal’s dream

Kathmandu- Nepal’s dream of progressing to ICC Intercontinental Cup was shattered by a five wicket loss to Kenya on the final round match of the ICC WCL DIV 2, 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.

It was Nepal’s batting that disappointed Nepal again and that too in a crucial match. Winning the toss, Kenya invited Nepal to bat first. Apart from Gyanendra Malla none other batsman showed resistance against Kenya bowlers as Nepal were bundled out for 194 runs in the last ball of the innings with Malla remaining not out on 91.

Nepal bowlers did put pressure against Kenya at the start as Karan KC took first wicket for Nepal in the second over. But a 76 runs partnership between Irfan Karim and Alex Obanda for the 3rd wicket and another 103 runs partneship between Irfan and Rakep Patel took the game away from Nepal. As Netherlands had defeated Uganda with a huge margin in another match of the day: due to superior run rate Netherlands qualified for ICC Intercontinental Cup along with host Namibia.