Nepal 144/8(Airee 39, Gyanendra 32 Mansuri3/22)defeat Gaziabad District Cricket Association 89/10 (Adil 22 Tomar 17 Karn3/26)by 55 runs.
Although today was set aside as rest day for the team, Subash, Sagar, Amrit and Basanta were the only one who were rested:The match against Gaziabad District Cricket Association was only set up today morning and coach opted to go with different combination.
Pradeep Airee and Mahesh Chhetri opened in absence of Sagar and Subash. This was the first match for Chhetri in the tour and he added 62 runs for the first wicket with Airee. Chhetri scored 22 runs.
Airee was the first to fall for Nepal afterhemaking powerful 39of 33ballsinaninningsthatincluded 8 fours. RahulViswakarmajoined Mahesh inthe middle after Airee and made 24 runs off 22 balls.Paras made 7 runs off 3 balls and hit the only six of the match for Nepal.
Malla made 32 runs from 23 balls and pushed team score past 140.
Karn and Jitendra opened the bowling for Nepal and got the first 3 breaks for Nepal. Karn ended 3 wickets from his 4 overs while Jitendra who has been impressive with ball in Delhi tour picked 2.
Rahul Viswakarma(2 wickets) Paras(1 wicket) took care of the middle order.Nepali easily defended the total against evidently weak Gaziabad team.Shakti Gauchan got the final wicket as Gaziabad folded 55 runs short in the 18th over.