ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, International, Nepal Men

Nepal bowls out USA for 207 after Jahangir’s fighting ton

The USA has posted a fighting total against Nepal in the second match of the Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023. Despite a disastrous start, Shayan Jahangir scored a ton to rescue USA.

Invited to bat first at Takashinga Sports Club USA were 94/6 at one stage of the match. Karan KC yielded a fiery start for Nepal, picking up four wickets within the powerplay. KC sent back Steven Taylor, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Aaron Jones and Nosthush Kenjige as USA were 19 for four after the end of ten overs.

Shayan Jahangir brought up a maiden ODI fifty to keep USA going, Nepal vs USA, ICC World Cup Qualifier, Harare, June 20, 2023

Dipendra Singh Airee dismissed the previous match’s centurion Gajanand Singh for 26. Sushant Modani was knocked over by Rajbanshi for 42 as the USA were down to 94/6 in the 28th over.

Shayan Jahangir then led from the front and scored a remarkable century to rescue USA. He shared 34 runs with Nisarg Patel (8) for the seventh wicket and 42 runs with Jessy Singh (12) for the eighth wicket.
Jahangir completed his ton in 79 balls, smacking ten fours and three sixes. Gulshan Jha dismissed both batters in the 49th over, and the USA were bowled out with one over spare as Jahangir remained unbeaten for 100.
Karan KC celebrates a wicket
For Nepal, Karan KC was the pick of a bowler, grabbing four wickets (9-3-33-4). Gulshan Jha (10-0-52-3) grabbed three, whereas Airee pocketed two.