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Nepal restrict Malaysia to 143 runs

The Nepalese national cricket team has restricted Malaysia to an average score in the first match of the ACC Premier Cup 2024. Malaysia managed to post 143/3 after opting to bat first at Al Amerat, Oman.

Nepal picked up one wicket in the powerplay with Dipendra Singh Airee ending Amar Azim’s slow knock of 18-ball 16. Virandeep Singh and Sharvin Muyandy then shared 82 runs for the second wicket to uplift the Malaysian innings. Virandeep remained unbeaten till the last and scored unbeaten 72 runs. He hammered four sixes and four boundaries in a 57-ball knock. Sharvin Muyandy contributed 41 runs from 33 balls.

For Nepal, Dipendra Singh Airee was the pick of a bowler. He picked up two wickets conceding 14 runs (4-0-14-2). Abinash Bohara also grabbed one wicket.

The winner of the ten-team tournament will qualify for the Asia Cup. Nepal is the defending champions of the ACC Premier Cup having won the previous title.