| ICC U-19 World Cup: Nepal's journey ends after defeat to England by 126 runs
Nepal lost against England by 126 runs in the last group A match between the two teams in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup played at Tony Ireland Stadium, Townsville in Australia on Thursday.
Nepal chances to qualify for the next round ended after the defeat at the hands of a strong English side.
All in all, Nepal suffered three consecutive defeats in its U-19 World Cup campaign - Nepal had lost against Australia by 212 runs and Ireland by 14 runs in the earlier matches of the tournament.
Electing to bat first, England posted a target of 275 runs for Nepal, losing seven wickets in 50 overs as Ben Foakes played a marvelous innings by scoring 92 runs while Ben Duckett contributed 55 runs, Alex Davies 45 runs, Daniel Bell-Drummond 23 runs and Sam Wood 23 runs.
Rahul BK grabbed three wickets for Nepal while Avinash Karn took two wickets and Pradeep Airee took one wicket.
Chasing the target, Nepal were restricted at 148 runs in 46 overs as Shozair Ali grabbed four wickets for England while Reece Topley took three wickets. Similarly, Craig Overton, Brett Hutton and Aneesh Kapil took one wicket each.
Subash Khakurel played a defiant innings and scored 55 runs for Nepal while Hasim Ansari scored 36 runs, Rahul BK 20 runs and Fajlur Rahman 10 runs as the match saw Nepali batsmen fail again in the face of quality bowling attack. nepalnews.com