Nepal end Scotland tour with a miserable loss

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    Nepal ended the Scotland tour, Tri-series against Namibia and Scotland under CWC Cricket League Two with a miserable loss in the last match. The hosts grabbed the victory in just 19 overs after bundling Nepal for a mere 128 in the first inning.

    Following a tiny total, Scotland’s opener added 42 runs for the first wicket. Calum MacLeod then seemed in hurry to finish the match as he hammered 64 runs from just 29 balls smashing 10 fours and 3 biggies. Kyle Coetzer remained not out scoring 44 runs.

    Sandeep Lamichhane and Sompal Kami picked up one wicket each for Nepal.

    Earlier, Invited to bat first, Nepal crumbled for 128 after a dominant display from Scottish spinners. Nepal who made 3 changes in playing XI once again lost Kushal Bhurtel cheaply. Aasif Sheikh again topped the scorecard, scoring 40 runs. Sandeep Lamichhane notched up 22 from 27 balls at the end, no other batters had a special outing.

    Hamza Tahir and Mark Watt, two Scottish left-arm orthodox grabbed four and three wickets respectively. Gavin Main pocketed a couple of wickets while Christopher McBride took one wicket.

    After the poor series, Nepal is in the second position from the bottom of the table. Having just 17 points from 20 matches, Nepal is ahead of Papua New Guinea only. Namibia and USA are ahead of Nepal with 18 and 23 points from 18 and 24 matches respectively. After the end of all fixtures, Oman is at the top with 44 points followed by Scotland and UAE with 34 and 26 points from 24 and 22 matches respectively.

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