West Indies A vs Nepal: Nepal lost By 10 runs

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Nepal lost By 10 runs: West Indies A vs Nepal
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Nepal lost the second T20 match by 10 runs against West Indies in the ongoing West Indies A vs Nepal 5-match T20 series.

Nepal failed to chase the target of 16o runs in 20 overs as Rohit Paudel failed to finish the game for Nepal when Nepal needed 17 runs off the final over.

Nepal had won the first match by 4 wickets by chasing 205 runs in 20 overs to take a 1-0 lead but now leveled by 1-1.

West Indies A vs Nepal 1st Inning

West Indies A won the coin flip and elected to bat first at TU ground at Kirtipur.

Johnson Charles and Alick Athanaze came out to open for Nepal while Sompal Kami started with the new ball.

Sagar Dhakal strikes early in his first over dismissing Alick Athanaze for just 6 runs in 6 balls in his second ball and then shattering the wickets of Johnson Charles in the fifth balls.

Both the Opener batters were back into the hut in the same over after Dhakal strikes twice in an over. Skipper Roston Chase and Andre Fletcher were the two new men in the crease. 

Kushal Bhurtel who was struggling with the bat picked a wicket for Nepal dismissing skipper Roston Chase for 22 runs in 23 balls. West Indies were 64/3 after the end of 10 overs.

Kushal Bhurtel strikes yet again dismissing Keacy Carty in his final over after skipper Paudel took a brilliant catch. Carty departed scoring just 10 runs in 16 deliveries.

Sompal Kami dismissed Keemo Paul for just 8 runs in the very first delivery of his second over and tension peaked in the West Indies dugout as half of the side were already back into the hut.

Aakash Chand went expensive in the penultimate over and conceded 19 runs and Dipendra Singh Airee got smashed for 22 runs in the final over of the first inning.

 West Indies found a late surge in their total in the form of Gudakesh Moties’s impactful knock of 33 runs in 8 balls and posted 160 runs to the boards.

Here’s bowling figure of West indies Batting line-up

West Indies A vs Nepal
Image Crdit: Kantipur HD

West Indies A vs Nepal 2nd Inning

Nepal started with Kushal Bhurtel and power hitter Lokesh Bam who had smashed century agaisnt Ireland A while West Indies started with a 

Lokesh Bam sustained an injury and left Bhurtel in the middle which was later joined by Anil Sah but the pair didn’t work well. 

Bhurtel continues to be in poor form yet again struggled for runs and got dismissed for just 2 runs in the second match. 

Anil Sah also got back to the pavilion after a controversial out decision from the on-field umpires. Lokesh Bam entered the crease again but intent was missing after the injury.

Lokesh Bam got back to the pavilion after hitting 17 runs in 16 balls, Nepal was in huge trouble after Gudakesh got his first wicket.

Kushal Malla also got out in an unfortunate way in a similar way as in the last match and Malla departed for a golden duck.

Gulshan Jha played a fiery knock of 25 runs in just 1 ball and departed skipper Roston Chase got his first wicket.

Skipper Rohit Paudel was left alone on the crease as None of the batters showed an approach to develop a partnership with the skipper Paudel.

Rohit Paudel showed his skill with the bat again smashing half-century in just 34 balls. Sompal Kami’s unfortunate run-out caused Nepal to lose 8th wickets.

Nepal needed 39 runs in the last 18 balls. Rohit Paudel in the crease took the game deeper to the final over where Nepal needed 17 off the final 6 deliveries but Nepal only managed to get 7 runs off the over and got restricted to just 150 runs losing the match by 10 runs.

West Indies A vs Nepal 2nd Inning
Image Credit: Kantipur HD

Rohit Paudel had smashed century in previous match to win the game for Nepal and remains unbeaten this time 71 runs in 48 deliveries but failed to lead his side to another victory

Where did Nepal chok against the West Indies?

Here’s where Nepal Chok against West Indies.

  1. Nepal bowled brilliantly against West Indies throughout the game but choked in the final over where Aakash Chand conceded 19 runs off the penultimate over and Dipendra Singh Airee in the final overs with 22 runs.
  2. Nepal continuing with the struggling Bhurtel was also proven guilty as his struggle continued in the match with the bat.
  3. Nepal’s top batting order completely failed except for Rohit Paudel who is consistently making runs for the side.
  4. Anil Sah’s controversial dismissal also played a huge role in Nepal’s loss.
  5. Sompal Kami’s run-out in the 18th over became the turning point of the match as Sompal Kami was the only recognized batter in the lower order of Nepal.
  6. Nepal resting their premium bowler Karan Kc, death over specialist Abinash Bohora and regular opener Aasif Sheikh was also the reason for the back end of the loss but Resting them might be work-load management by CAN.

What do you think might be another reason why Nepal failed to chase the targets? Can Nepal win the coming match to win the series or it will be Might Indies who will seal the series victory in West Indies A vs Nepal

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