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Skipper Dexter stars for MCC in the final match

Kathmandu- Skipper Neil Dexter starred for Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the final match as they thrashed Nepal XI by 40 runs in the only T20 match played between these sides at TU Ground, Kritipur on Monday.

Dexter scored 83 runs off just 51 balls including nine fours and four sixes as MCC posted 169 for 3 in 20 overs, after Nepal XI won the toss and invited the visiting team to bat first. Dexter along with Steve Clark (16 runs off 15 balls) shared unbeaten 88 runs for the fourth wicket that helped them put big runs on the board.

Karan KC, Irshad Ahmed and Dipendra Airee took a wicket each for Nepal XI.

In reply Nepal’s batting collapsed from 91 for 3 in 13.3 overs to 129 for 3 in 20 overs. Dexter removed Gyanendra Malla and Rajesh Pulami in successive deliveries that changed the course if the match. Malla (23 runs from 15 balls) and Pulami (26 runs from 22 balls) had the home home team going good for the change before Dexter removed both the batsman in successive deliveries in the 14th over.

Dexter went on to grab four wickets in the match conceding 27 runs. Alex Macqueen took another two wickets for MCC.

This brings MCC’s third tour of Nepal to an end. They played matches against CAN XI, Pokhara XI and Nepal XI during their 10 day stay in Nepal.