The batting woes continued for Nepal on the second day of the World Cricket League Division 2 that resulted in a loss against Oman.
Asked to bat first, Nepal were bundled out for 138 in 46 overs. Oman needed 35.1 overs to register a victory losing four wickets on the way.
Nepal saw a few batsmen get a start but their failure to convert the start into big score. Sharad Vesawkar (22), Dipendra Singh Airee (20), Dilip Nath (19), Paras Khadka (17) and Rohit Paudel (14) all got two-digit score but didn’t stay long to stablize Nepal’s innings.
Sompal Kami hit a few shots to make 17 not out to give something to bowl for. Pacer Kaleemullah took 4/28 in 10 overs and Bilal Khan took 2/13 in 9 overs. Omani bowlers domination and Nepali batsmen’s failure to score was visible as all six Omani bowlers kept their economy below four.
In second innings, Sompal gave early breakthrough as Oman went down 2/1 in third over but Aqib Ilyas stablized the innings scoring 46 runs from 53 balls and Vaibhav Wategaonkar 37 runs not out put Oman in poll position. Jatinder Singh scored 24.
Sandeep Lamichhane took 2/29 from his 10 overs while Basant Regmi also grabbed a wicket.
Brief Score: Nepal 138 out all in 46 overs (S Vesawkar 22, D Airee 20; Kaleemullah 4/28) lost to Oman 139/4 in 35.1 overs (Aqib Ilyas 46, V Wategaonkar 37 not out; Sandeep Lamichhane 2/29) by 6 wickets.