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Nepal defeats MCC by 41 runs


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Kathmandu, July 20: The national cricket team on Tuesday defeated the home team Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) by 41 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London in the United Kingdom. 

The match was organised to mark the celebration of 200 years of bilateral relations between the UK and Nepal.

Earlier, Nepal also won four practice matches against the Free Foresters Cricket Club, Indian Gymkhana Cricket Club, Cricket Club Conference and the Eastbourne Cricket Club, in London.

Choosing to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal posted a 218 runs target for the MCC in the stipulated 50 overs at the loss of eight wickets.

Chasing the target, the MCC, however, managed to secure 176 runs all out in 47.2 overs.

For Nepal, after the opener Anil Mandal was dismissed just for two runs in the first ball in the fourth over, another opener Gyanendra Malla balanced the match with the highest 39 runs to his name.

Likewise, Captain Paras Khadka contributed 30 runs while Sharad Bheswakar made 27 runs followed by Sagar Pun with 26.

Also, Basanta Regmi and Raju Rijal contributed 24 runs each undefeated. Sompal Kami also made 20 runs while Binod Bhandari nine runs. RSS