Kathmandu, April 4
Nepal have won the tri-nation series against Papua New Guinea and Malaysia, unbeaten, as the hosts won the final match against PNG by 50 runs.
Former vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee’s all-around performance was decisive for Nepal securing the title.
Airee scored 54 runs and took four wickets for the team. Similarly, Nepali batter Aasif Sheikh scored 29 runs in 29 balls and Kushal Bhurtel scored 25 runs in 22 balls.
This is the first series Nepal have won under the captainship of Sandeep Lamichhane. The captain took two wickets for the team.
In the first innings, Nepal set the target of 168 runs, losing six wickets.
On the opponents’ side, Sese Bau scored a half-century but other teammates could not perform well. In 38 balls, Bau scored 51 runs including one four and six sixes.