Pranit Thapa Magar stars in Nepal u-19 victory

Nepal U-19 team has started their practice campaign with a win against Friends Sports Academy, a local indian team in Noida, India. ( Full Scorecard )

Nepal U-19 posted 250 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 40 overs after they were put into bat by the Friends Sports Academy. Nepal U-19 won the 40-over match comprehensively by 121 runs after they bundled up the opposition for just 132 runs in 32 overs.

Pranit Thapa Magar was the highest run scorer for Nepal U-19 team scoring 87 runs smashing 7 fours and 3 sixes.

Pranit Thapa after scoring half century
Pranit Thapa after scoring half century

The 4th wicket partnership of 106 runs with Dipendra Singh Airee who scored 43 runs of 50 balls stirred Nepal to a formidable total before Anil Kumar Shah played a brilliant Cameo of 50 runs of just 34 balls and Rohit Kumar Poudel smacked 23 runs off just 7 balls at the end of the innings.

Shahab Alam, the left arm spinner picked up 3 wickets. Skipper Sandeep Lamichanne and Rohit Kumar Poudel also had 2 wickets each to their name.

Nepal U-19 team are currently training in Noida, India preparing for ICC under-19 world cup Asia qualifiers to be held in Singapore from 15th-25th of July. Nepal are bunched up with Afghanistan, Malaysia and the hosts Singapore in the qualifiers. The winner will qualify through to the ICC under-19 world cup 2018 to be held in New Zealand, in January.

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