Delhi October 28
Just after 2 days of winning a match against Indian Railways XI Nepal managed to win yet another match by 55 runs against District Cricket Association Gaziabaad at Neheru Cricket Stadium New Delhi. .
The young pace duo of Avinash Karna and Jitendra Mukhia shared 5 wickets in between them for Nepal cricket Team.Avinash took 3 wickets and Jitendra took 2 wickets each.After winning the toss by District Cricket Association
Gaziabaad’s captain invited Nepal to bat first.Nepal Cricket Team scored 144 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.Nepal started their innings with a very good partnership between the opener Mahesh Chhetri 22 (26) 2 Fours and a blazing innings by Pradeep Airee 39 (33) 8 Fours.They put on a very good platform for Nepal to post a huge target.
But once Mahesh got out then after Pradeep also followed him to enhance the run rate.Before getting out he played a blistering knock of 39 with 8 boundaries.Nepal’s think tank were proven right when they send Rahul as a pinch Hiter,he scored 24 runs of 22 balls with 2 fours.Then as soon as he got out Nepal’s wicket trembled and lost wickets in regular interval.But Gaynendra played shit anchor role making sure
Nepal plays full quota of 20 overs.he played an excellent sensible and matured innings of 32 runs in just 23 balls including 4 boundaries.Nepal posted 144 runsfor the lost of 8 wickets in 20 overs.
Asif Mansuri was the most successful bowler for Gaziabad district Cricket academy as he took 3 wickets giving away just 22 runs.Sanjeev Sing and Gaurav Tomar also took 2-2 wickets each.
District Cricket Association, Gajiabaad’s batting failed very badly as just 3 batsman scored in double figures.Aadil Raza gave a very good start scoring22 runs in just 15 balls with 5 Fours.but he did not got any support from other batsman.Nepal’s bowler proved heavyweight for Gaziabad team.All 5 bowlers who bowled
for Nepal took wickets.Avinash Karn gave away 26 runs in 4 over by taking 3 wickets,,Jitendra Mukhiya bowled 3 overs by
giving away 22 runs and taking 2 wicketsShakti Gauchan bowled 2.4 by giving away 11 runs takling 1 wicket, Rahul Vishwakarma bowled 4 overs giving away 16 runs taking 2 wickets, Paras Khadka bowled 4 overs by giving away 14 runs and taking 1 wicket.
Delhi tour has been very successful and fruitful for Nepal as Nepal has already won 5 out of 6 match played says Purna Lama manager of Nepal cricket Team.He also adds Nepal is getting much needed exposure and match practice before the T20 qualifiers which is schedule in mid of November at Dubai.The oppeants with whom Nepal is playing right now in Delhi are all professional cricket players.And we are very happy with the performance of Nepal Cricket players.There are lot of areas which needs to be corrected before the main event of ICC T 20 qualifiers which is just 18 days away says Purna Lama manager of Nepal in an exclusive phone interview with www.cricnp.com
All the players are very relaxed and fit and also they are in form,if they carry on the same form to Dubai then World cup T 20 is not far away from Nepal.
As Nepal main problem right now is fast bowling but in this tour Avinash and Jitendra is bowling really well now even Paras is fit and will be able to bowl which will again strengthen Nepal’s bowling.Mr.Lama says all the boys are giving their 100% and are very keen to listen to the think tank.We are taking a very good care of players in all the department
from their diet to fitness.All the players are in very good mental and physical condition.
Nepal cricket team will be playing their last practice match tomorrow against Invitational XI at Bharatnagar Academy Ground at 10:00 AM.
Picture via:Raman Shiwakoti