Nepal enters the Final; defeats Singapore

Cricnepal/Kathmandu – Nepal entered the Final of ACC U-16 Elite Cup 2012 with a comprehensive win over Singapore by the margin of 101 runs.

Winning the toss, Nepal opted to bat first. Half centuries from Nurdhoj Sen and Jagadish Chand took the score to 240 runs from 40 overs at Bayuemas, Malaysia.

Opener Nurdhoj Sen scored 51 runs while Jagadish Chand 53 runs piled up mammoth 240 for the loss of 9 wickets. Similarly, Aadil Khan (21), Rupesh Bastola (21), Dipendra Chand (20), Alfaz Mansuri (18), Aashif Seikh (15) and Akash Bista (6) contributed to Nepal’s score.

Singapore had a brisk start during the chase but a good-spell of bowling from Nepali bowlers in the middle overs stopped the flow of runs & thus wickets started to tumble. Nepal bowled out Singapre for 139 runs in 36.5 overs. V.Seshadri top scored with 46 runs while A.Goenka managed 38 runs. For Nepal, Akash Bista took 3-24 and Man of the match Jagadish Chand took 3-28.

In the first edition of ACC U-16 Elite Cup 2010 held in Kathmandu, Nepal lost to Singapore by 68 runs in the final. Meanwhile, Malaysia defeated Oman by 36 runs in a low scoring match of another semi-final match played at Kinrara. Malaysia batted first and collapsed for 78 runs in 31.4 overs. In reply, Oman were bundled out for just 42 runs in 20.1 overs.

Nepal will face Malaysia in the final of ACC U-16 Elite Cup at Kinrara on Sunday. This will be the second consecutive appearance for Nepal in the final of this tournament.

Nepal Batting by overs:

Nepal Score Rate Overs
50/1 5.0 overs
71/2 10.0 overs
90/2 15.0 overs
105/3 20.0 overs
124/4 25.0 overs
165/5 30.0 overs
200/6 35.0 overs
240/9 40.0 overs

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