Sandeep Lamichhane, Nepal’s young bowling star has driven the national cricket crew to an eight-wicket triumph over the United States during their match played under the ICC World Cup League 2.
Lamichhane took six wickets from the opponent team in the first innings, limiting the US team to a pitiful 35 runs. This is the lowest total scored by any team in the world in any 50-over match. In 2004, Sri Lanka had likewise limited Zimbabwe to the 35 runs. The innings ended in just 12 overs in today’s match.
In the mean time, Lamichhane also became the first Nepali player to take six wickets in a single game. Similarly, Sushan Bhari took the other four wickets from the US.
In the second innings, a 34-run partnership between Nepal’s former captain Paras Khadka and vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee led the team to the victory after losing batting openers Gyanendra Mall and Subash Khakurel.
Paras Khadka and Dipendra Singh Airee completed the target in just 5.1 overs, securing an easy win for the country. Khadka and Airee scored 15 runs each, not out.