Nepal vs PNG: Nepal bounced back from a tough defeat against home side UAE to beat Papua New Guinea in the ninth ODI of the CWC League 2 trilateral series.
Nepal beat Papua New Guinea (PNG) in the final game of the tri-series to leave Dubai on a high. Nepal bounced back from a tough defeat against home side UAE to beat PNG in the ninth ODI of the CWC League 2 trilateral series, put the Papuans at 173/8 and closed out a win by seven wickets and 13 wickets and 13 overs to spare.
Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane were the standout performers in another impressive match from Nepal, each taking two sticks as PNG failed to exceed 200, having now played 16 games without reaching that level. Despite their recent poor form on the bat, Nepal did a bit of a chase as Kushal Bhurtel and Aarif Sheikh wrote for half a century, Rohit Paudel donated 44 undefeated to see Nepal comfortably at home.
PNG has played 15 games in the series and is currently ranked seventh in the league, while Nepal has played 11 games in the series and are currently ranked sixth in the series.
In their previous reunion in the series. Rohit Paudel became the Man of the Match and Norman Vanua scored the highest points for Papua New Guinea with 111 points in the fair while Sompal Kami topped Nepal’s leading scoreboard with 103 points in the fair.
In the last match between Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates, Papua New Guinea beat the United Arab Emirates by 6 wickets. Papua New Guinea’s top scorer was Alei Nao who scored 140 points.
In their last match of the series against the United Arab Emirates, the United Arab Emirates beat Nepal by 99 runs. Nepal’s best player was Sandeep Lamichhane who scored 111 points.