Karan KC’s five wicket haul and Skipper Paras Khadka’s 79 runs gave Nepal some momentum in foreign conditions as Nepal thrashed Mpumalaga Cricket Club by 64 runs in the 2nd practice match played at Benoni, South Africa. Nepal are currently in South Africa preparing for ICC WCL Division 2 that starts from January 17.
Nepal: 234/7, Paras Khadka 79 runs, Mpumalaga: 170/10, Karan KC 5 wickets, Nepal won by 64 runs.
Nepal posted 234/7 runs on the board, batting first, thanks largely to sublime innings of 79 runs from Skipper Paras Khadka. Sharad Vesawkar and Sompal Kami also contributed well with 44 and 40 runs respectively. Nepal didn’t had a good start as Nepal lost opener Naresh Budhayer for a duck and Subash Khakurel for 4 runs.
Defending a modest total, Karan KC displayed a brilliant bowling effort, picking five wickets, as Nepal restricted Mpumalaga Cricket Union for 167 runs. Sompal Kami and Basanta Regmi grabbed another 2 wickets each while Shakti Gauchan also got one.