Nepal Cricket Team previously set to play 1st practice match and 2nd practice match on 28th December and 31st December, but because of rain interruption both the game were postponed. And today Nepal played the match with Canterbury Section and Nepalese team completely dominate both on batting and bowling. After winning the toss, Nepal elected to bowl first. Canterbury Section, a local club Newzealand were restricted to 204 runs in 49.3 overs, thanks to a wonderful bowling spell by Sompal Kami and Sagar Pun, both of them shared 4 wickets each in their name, while 2 wickets were in the name of Basanta Regmi. While from the batting side, Jeff Case made 88 runs from 93 ball and Simon Keen made 47 runs to his side.
Nepal won the match by 8 wickets in just 32.3 overs, only a run short for Anil Mandal’s century, Anil was not out in 99 runs in 93 balls including 3 big sixes and nine boundaries, while Gyanendra Malla knocked 51 runs of 64 balls with four 4s and two 6s, opener batsman Subash Khakurel contributed 31 runs to Nepalese side.
It is a good sign, that both bowlers and batsman were on top for Nepalese team, Anil Mandal and Gyanendra Malla batted beautifully, Sompal Kami and Sagar Pun perfectly handled the bowling line up for Nepal.