Nepal Men

PNG sets target of 172 runs in Hong Kong Men’s T20I Final against Nepal

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has set a target of 172 runs against Nepal in the final of the Hong Kong Men’s T20I series. PNG posted 171/8 at the end of the allotted 20 overs after being asked to bat first at Mission Road Ground.

Nepal had a flying start after Karan KC dismissed Sese Bau for a golden duck in the first over. Aakash Chand sent back Assad Vala (2) and Lega Siaka (2) cheaply whilst Gulshan Jha took a wicket of Hiri Hiri (15). PNG were down to 43/4 in the sixth over.

Tony Ura and Hila Vare shared 48 runs for the fifth wicket before Vare walked back for 18. Tony Ura smacked a quick half-century and bought his side into the contest. Eventually, He was dismissed for 37-ball 61 with the help of five fours and four sixes. PNG added 28 runs from the last two overs to post a competitive total. Alei Nao hammered 10-ball 30* with three biggies.

For Nepal, Kushal Bhurtel (4-0-24-3) and Aakash Chand (4-0-41-3) picked up three wickets each. Karan KC and Gulshan Jha also took one wicket each.