KATHMANDU – As Nepal’s cricket captain took four wickets against Canada, Nepal won the match with seven wickets in the competition held at Tribhuvan University (TU) Cricket Stadium on Thursday.
Batting first after losing the toss, Nepal gave a moderate target of 225 runs to Canada, but the latter was limited to 217 runs. Canada gathered 217 runs by losing all wickets in 47.5 overs. For Canada, Nicolas Kirtan made 68 runs, while Pragat Singh and Harsha Thakar contributed 50 runs and 32 runs, respectively.
For Nepal’s victory, captain Paudel alone took four wickets of Canada, while Lalit Rajbanshi took two wickets. With the win, Nepal scored 1-0 against Canada in the One-Day International (ODI) Cricket Series. Nepal’s Kushal Bhurtel contributed the highest 62 runs with nine fours and one six.
Nepal has played a three-match ODI with Canada ahead of the upcoming ICC Cricket League-2 to be played between Namibia and the Netherlands. The second match between Nepal and Canada is scheduled for February 10.