Nepal has wrapped up Scotland for mere 144 runs in the second match of the Tri-series including Namibia under CWC League Two. Gavin Main’s courageous half-century helped Scotland post a fighting total after losing 9 wickets for just 95 runs.
Nepal who are yet to defeat Scotland in ODI, had a dream start, picking up 5 wickets for 33 runs after opting to bowl first at Titwood Cricket Ground, Glasgow. Sompal Kami dismissed Matthew Cross in the second over, Karan Kc and Sompal himself sent back dangerous Calum MacLeod (13) and Kyle Coetzer (6) respectively in two balls span. Aadil Aalam later joined the party on the green turf, dismissing George Munsey in his first ball of the match while Sompal grabbed his third wicket in the next over sending skipper Berrington back to the pavilion.
Scotland then added 111 runs for the next five wickets with Gavin Main scoring blistering 64* runs from just 59 balls coming at number 9. This is Main’s best batting performance in his ODI career, previously scoring a total of 18 runs from nine matches with the highest score of 13*. He added 49 runs with Hamza Tahir (7) for the final wicket before Dipendra Singh Airee broke the partnership. Safyaan Sharif and Mark Watt also assisted 16 and 17 runs respectively.
Sompal Kami (10-0-40-3) and Aadil Aalam (10-1-33-3) grabbed three wickets each for Nepal. Sompal Kami and Karan Kc also pocketed a couple and one wicket respectively.