Nepal chasing a mammoth target of 340 runs

Kathmandu, June 22 :

Nepal has lost 2 wickets in 6 overs, after scoring 27 runs, while chasing a huge target of 340 runs set by West Indies in the ICC 2023 ODI World Cup Qualifiers.

In the match underway at the Harare Sports Club ground in Zimbabwe, Kushal Bhurtel and Bhim Sarki returned to pavilion quickly after scoring 5 and 2 runs respectively. Opener Aasif Sheikh has been joined by his captain Rohit Paudel.

Earlier, batting first after winning the toss, West Indies scored 339 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. West Indies captain Shahi Hope and Nicholas Pooran scored centuries to lift their team to a mammoth total. Hope scored 132 runs while Pooran scored 115 runs in the double century partnership of 216 runs.

Nepal’s Lalit Rajwanshi took 3 wickets, while Karan KC, Gulshan Jha, Sandeep Lamichhane and Dipendra Singh Airi took one wicket each.

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