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Nepal beats Netherlands to clinch Tri-Nation Series


Nepal defeated Netherlands to clinch their maiden T-20 International Tri-Nation Series Title at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground at Kirtipur. Nepal won the final by 142 runs. The associate teams of the International Cricket Council (ICC)- Nepal, Malaysia, and the Netherlands held a Tri-Nation T-20I series in Nepal. 

Winning the toss, Netherlands opted to field first. Batting first, Nepal put up a challenging total of 239 for the Netherlands, thanks to brilliant innings of Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, and Diperndra Airee. Nepal’s 238/3 is now the highest total by any associate team in the history of T20 international cricket.

Nepal rode on to a solid start by openers Kushal Bhurtel and G. Malla who added a 57 run partnership for the second wicket. Bhurtel ended up scoring 77 off just 53 balls with 8 fours and 3 sixes. Malla scored 33 off just 19 balls. The highlight of the innings was the unbeaten partnership of K. Mall and D.S. Airee. Malla and Airee added up 75 runs to end the 20th over. K. Malla scored an unbeaten 50 runs off just 24 deliveries with 2 fours and 5 sixes. Airee added 48 runs off a mere 18 balls that included 5 fours and 3 sixes.

For the Netherlands, P. Boissevain took 2 wickets for 43 runs in his 4 overs. S. Braat managed with a wicket apiece for 28 runs.

Chasing a massive total of 239 runs, Netherlands were bundled out for only 96 runs. S. Braat was unbeaten on 26 off 27 balls and opener M.O Dowd scored 20 runs of 19 balls. For Nepal, Karan KC clinched 3 wickets for just 11 runs in 3 overs. Airee and Lamichhane got 2 wickets each in their 4 overs.

Karan KC was adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant spell of 3/11 in 3 overs. Congratulations to Nepal for winning the title.

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