The Nepalese Cricket Team has posted a decent total of 184 runs against Oman in the final match of the ICC T20I World Cup Asia Qualifier. Nepal were in poor condition after the halfway mark but a half-century from Gulshan Jha and Rohit Paudel helped Nepal pile up a big score.
Opting to bat first at the TU Cricket Ground, Nepal had a shaky start as they lost Aasif Sheikh (6) in the third over. Despite this setback, they managed to accumulate 47 runs during the powerplay.
However, Nepal soon lost three quick wickets and found themselves at 60 for the loss of four wickets after the first ten overs. Kushal Bhurtel (31), Sundeep Jora (10), and Kushal Malla (3) were the batters who were dismissed.
Gulshan Jha then played a game-changing innings by smashing an electrifying half-century. He reached his maiden T20I fifty in just 20 balls and ultimately scored 54 runs from 25 balls, including five fours and four sixes.
Rohit Paudel, who had initially played a slower innings, picked up the pace and played a crucial role in stabilizing the innings. At one point, he had scored 22 runs from 26 balls, but he eventually completed his fifty in 36 balls and remained unbeaten on 52 from 37 balls, including five fours and two sixes. Karan KC smashed 16 runs from the last three balls and helped his team score big.
Bilal Khan was the pick of a bowler for Oman. He picked up three wickets and ended up with a figure of 4-0-26-3. Aqib Ilyas also grabbed a couple of wickets, conceding just 22 runs.