Kathmandu – Nepal Cricket Team started their Asian Games campaign with an easy nine wickets win over Kuwait at the Yeonhui Cricket Ground in Incheon today.
Kuwait choose to bat first but were bundled out for a mere 20 runs in 13.2 overs. Fast bowler Sompal Kami rattled the top order taking 3 wickets (4-2-4-3) while Basant Regmi wrapped up the Kuwait innings by taking another three wickets (1.2-0-1-3). Sagar Pun also enjoyed the bowling taking two wickets to his name. Bastaki Fahad, 4 runs (38 balls) was the highest scorer in the innings.
It took 2.1 overs to complete the match for Nepal. Subash Khakurel (7*) and Binod Bhandari (5*) remained unbeaten while Sagar Pun was dismissed after a quick 9(7) runs.
Nepal earned an important 2 points from this match. They will face Maldives on Sunday at the same ground.