On this day (February 12th) in 2020, Nepal created history by bowling out the USA for the record-lowest ODI total. The USA were wrapped up for 35 runs in just 12 overs, which was the joint lowest along with Zimbabwe against Sri Lanka in 2004.
After opting to bowl first at TU Cricket Ground, Sandeep Lamichhane and Sushan Bhari absolutely bamboozled the American side. The opening batter, Xavier Marshall, was the only player to reach the double-digit score (16), while three batters were sent back for a duck. Nepal collapsed the visiting side in 12 overs, which is the lowest over taken to bowl out in an ODI match.
Lamichhane bagged his career-best figure at that time (6-1-16-6); however, he improved the record later by producing (5.1-0-11-6) against PNG in 2021. Sushan Bhari also pocketed four wickets (3-1-5-4).
In reply, Nepal also had a fumbling start losing Gyanendra Malla (1) and Subash Khakurel (0) within the second over. But Paras Khadka’s 12-ball 20 and Dipendra Singh Airee’s 15 from 11 helped the home side chase the total in 5.2 overs (268 balls remaining).
Sandeep Lamichhane was adjudged as player of the match for his terrific bowling display.
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