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Nepal wins the first practice match against Free Foresters

Nepal Cricket team

Kathmandu – Nepal cricket team defeated Free Foresters Cricket club by 129 runs in their first practice match played at Indian Gymkhana, Osterleyon on Wednesday.

Nepal 235/9 40 overs, Malla 73, Vesawkar 50, Khadka 40 beat Free Foresters Cricket Club 106/10 in 29.1 overs

Paras Khadka

Free Foresters won the toss and invited Nepal to bat first. Opener Anil Mandal (4) was dismissed early but Malla and Vesawkar then commanded the ship and added a 110 runs partnership for second wicket.

Vesawkar contributed 50 runs before his dismissal. Skipper Paras Khadka joined Malla at the crease with 20 overs left. As their partnership was looking dangerous, Gyanendra Malla fell for 73 runs including 9 fours. Paras Khadka and Sagar Pun added 40 runs and 21 runs respectively to take the score to 235/9 in 40 overs.

Chasing 236 runs, Bikram Sob fearless fast bowling destroyed the Free Foresters inning inside 29.1 overs. He grabbed 4 wickets in 8 overs giving away 21 runs to bundle the opponent for a mere 106 runs. Sandeep Lamichhane took 3 wickets in his 5.1 overs. Likewise, Karan KC and Shakti Gauchan shared two wickets each.