Namibia Won The Close Encounter By Four Runs, Sompal Shines In Bowling.

At Burwood Park, Nepal got defeated by Namibia,  Nepal lost the close match by four runs.  After winning a toss, Namibia opted to  bat first and theya posted 231 for 9 in 50 overs. Stephan Baard, who smashed a 67 runs from 79 balls, added 90 runs with Nicolaas Scholtz for the fourth wicket. Scholtz contributed 79 runs of 110 balls. Sompal Kami, the right-arm medium pacer, picked up four wickets giving away just 36 runs in his ten overs with 2 maidens.

Chasing the modest target of 231, Nepal wickets kept on tumbling regularly, at one stage Nepal were 118-7, in 36.2 overs. However a 71-run eighth-wicket partnership between Binod Bhandari 65 runs from 6o balls and Basant Regmi 39 runs from 21 balls brought the hope of win and make  come back into the game. Louis Klazinga, the right-arm pacer, got Namibia the all-crucial breakthrough of Bhandari, in the 47th over, seizing victory from Nepal.  While Johannes Smit picked up three wickets giving away just 37 runs in his ten overs was the top performance from the bowling side of Namibia.

After a defeat huge crowd of Nepal compelled officials to host the super-over, and super over was played only for fun, where Nepal gave the target of 14 runs, with 1 six and 1 four of Sagar Pun, and Sompal Kami restricted Namibia for 10 runs, and Nepal won the unofficial super over match by 3 runs.


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