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Nepal bundled out for 132, their lowest first innings score at T.U.

Nepal vs Namibia

Namibia invited Nepal to bat at the Tribhuvan University ground in Kirtipur in the opening match of the new cycle of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2.

Anil Sah, the in-form centurian from the previous match against Canada, and Pawan Sarraf, both were added in the playing XI along with Karan KC, who missed out the Canada series.

Kushal Bhurtel was dismissed for a golden duck and things started wrong from there. They lost four wickets for 21 inside ten overs.

Powerplay breakdown

Powerplay 1 (0.1 – 9.6 ov): 25 runs, 4 wickets
Powerplay 2 (10.1 – 39.6 ov: 107 runs, 5 wickets

The wickets kept on tumbling even after and eventually they bowled out for 132 runs in 41.1 overs, their lowest score, batting first at the T.U. ground. Previous lowest score was 190 all out against United States of America in February 8, 2020.

Lowest Scores for Nepal batting first

132 – Nepal vs Namibia – February 15, 2024
190 – Nepal vs USA – Feb 8, 2020
224 – Nepal vs Canada – Feb 8, 2024
248 – Nepal vs UAE – March 12, 2023

Gerhard Erasmus, the Namibian off-spinner was pick of the bowlers as he grabbed his maiden fifer (8.1-0-28-5). Pacer Ruben Trumpelmann and Jack Brassell picked two wickets apiece at front.