Nepal U19 won the match against Malaysia without losing a wicket in the ICC U19 Men’s CWC Asia Division 1 Qualifier 2023, registering a big victory over Malaysia by 10 wickets with 41 overs left in the qualifying tournament that began on Friday in Ajman, UAE. This is the quickest run chase in this tournament.
Nepal easily chased the target without losing the wicket in 9 overs. Deepak Bohara was the top scorer for Nepal, scoring 38 off 29 balls with one out, and Arjun Kumal scored 21 runs in 25 balls. While other players didn’t need to do any batting,
Not a single bowler could take a wicket for Malaysia. Malaysia conceded 14 extra runs on 8 wides.
Before that, Malaysia won the toss and elected to bat first. Malaysia only managed to score 72 runs in 35.3 overs and lost all their wickets. This is a very low score to defend the target. Muhammad Akram Abd Malek was the top scorer for Malaysia, scoring 26 runs off 51 balls, while Mohammad Hairil Harisan Mohammad scored 12 runs in 24 balls.
For Nepal, Dipesh Kandel took 4 wickets, while Akash Chand took 3 wickets. The Nepali bowlers gave away 6 extras, which included 3 wides.
Dipesh Kandel was named the Man of the Match for his outstanding 4/11 and 1 catch.
Nepal is now in first place on the points table, ahead of the UAE. Nepal’s upcoming schedule in the qualifying tournament match against UAE is their final match on March 2. If Nepal is able to win this match, they will qualify for the U19 World Cup.
The tournament features six teams, including the host UAE, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, and Nepal.
The table topper in the tournament, which will continue until March 2, will earn a qualification spot for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup set to take place in Sri Lanka in 2024.