Van Lingen’s century guide Namibia to 275

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Namibia has posted a fine total against Nepal after a brilliant century from Michael van Lingen. Invited to bat first at United Cricket Club Ground, Windhoek, the home side finished on 275/7 after the allotted 50 overs. 

Nepal had a good start picking up one wicket and conceding just 34 runs from the first powerplay. Sagar Dhakal swiftly picked up another to make it 34/2. Michael van Lingen and skipper Gerhard Erasmus then shared 99 runs for the third wicket to uplift the Eagles’ inning. 

Erasmus departed in 34th over after well made 53 runs. van Lingen again shared 100 runs partnership with Loftie-Eaton for the fourth wicket as Loftie-Eaton smashed quick 40 runs. Lingen completed his century from 105 balls in the 47th over. Eventually, he was dismissed on 119(111) with 15 fours and one six.

Lalit Rajbanshi was the pick of a bowler for Nepal, grabbing four wickets and conceding 36 runs. Sompal Kami picked up two wickets, while Sagar Dhakal grabbed one. 

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