Bangladesh U23 defeated Nepal by 44 runs in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG).
Nepal won the toss and elected to field first. Bangladesh finished on 155/6 in the first innings. Najmul Shanto was the star with the bat for Bangladesh as he remained unbeaten on 75. Shanto scored 4 fours and 4 sixes in his innings. Atif Hossain made 28 ball 52 including 6 fours and a six.
Paras khadka was the pick of the bowlers for Nepal as he finished with the bowling figures of 3-15. Dipendra Airee chipped in with 2 wickets while Avinash Bohora bagged 1 wicket.
Nepal in reply finished on 111/9 falling short of the target by 44 runs. Skipper Gyanendra Malla was the top scorer for Nepal with 43 runs which included 3 fours and a six. Dipendra Singh Airee scored 16 runs while other batsmen could not contribute significantly.
Match Summary :
Bangladesh 155/6 (Shanto 75*, Atif Hossain 52, Paras 3-15)
Nepal 111/9 (Gyanendra 43, Dipendra 16, Sumon 2-13)
by 44 runs