Nepal lose to Ireland in their 2nd match of ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup
Nepal lost their second match against Ireland by 14 runs in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup played at Endeavour Park, Townsville in Australia on Wednesday.
With the second straight defeat, Nepal's chances to qualify for the quarter-finals have almost come to a sorry end.
Electing to bat first, Ireland posted a target of 185 runs, losing eight wickets in total 50 overs as SC Getkat scored highest of 47 runs while AR McBrine contributed 41 runs and TE Kane scored 39 runs.
Nepal’s bowlers Prithu Baskota, Rahul BK, Bhuvan Karki and Avinash Karn grabbed two wickets each.
Chasing the target, Nepal were restricted at 171 runs in 49.3 overs. BK contributed highest of 32 runs while Subash Kakurel contributed 31, Pradeep Baskota 29 runs, Baskota 20 runs and Karn 14 runs.
GH Dockrell grabbed four wickets while GJ McCarter and PKD Chase took two wickets each and TE Kane took a wicket.
Nepal had lost their first match of Group 'A' by a huge margin of 212 runs against Australia on Monday.
Now, Nepal will take on England Thursday. nepalnews.com