Points : Nepal 2 – 0 Netherlands
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Nepal vs Netherlands from the VRA Ground here in Amsterdam. The weather conditions are perfect with better sunshine than Saturday. Yet another glorious day for the cricket to take place. If only the action turn out to be half as much glorious, it will be a cracker of a day.
Netherlands have won the toss and will be bowling first.
Anil Mandal and Gyanendra Malla are out in the centre. Timm van der Gugten has the new ball for the home side.
Nepal off the mark straightaway with Malla collecting two of a nudge off his pads.
At the end of the first over Nepal 4-0. Malla 3* Mandal 1*
Vivian Kingma, operating from the other end, starts off with a maiden, Nepal still 4 without loss.
Over 2.3 An excellent drive by Malla thrugh the cover fetches him 3 runs.
End of the 3rd over Nepal 8-0
Nepali opening pair is missing plenty of balls outside the off stump.
Another maiden for Kingma, Nepal 8-0 after 4 overs.
Consecutive maidens for the home side here. Out of 5 overs till now, 4 runs have been scored of first and third with other three being maidens.
First run off the bowling of Kingma as Mandal outside edges his delivery for a single.
Another 3 runs for Malla as he flicks through square leg.
End of the 6th over Nepal 12-0
FOUR !!!! First boundary of the day and it is Malla with a glorious straight drive.
Not much to describe as the run rate is significantly low. If only this start meant there would be a big dash later on.
End of the 8th over Nepal 17-0
First change for the home side. Paul van Mekereen starts off with 2 runs of his first, Nepal 19-0 in 9.
First down for Nepal. Mandal bowled for 4 of 33 balls. Sharad Vesawkar joins Malla in the crease.
End of 10th over Nepal 22-1
Vesawkar and Malla getting some singles at the moment without looking much threatening, Nepal 29-1 in 12
Single, Dot. Dot. Dot. Dot. Single. Pattern of the play at the moment. Hold on, Malla hooks for a six.
End of the 13th over Nepal 36-1.
FOUR !!!! vesawkar cuts a widish ball straight to the boundary.
End of 14 overs Nepal 40-1
First signs of spin as Reolef van der Merwe is brought into the attack.
He creates an impact straighaway getting Vesawkar caught at cover.
Paras Khadka joins Malla in the crease and immediately gets off the mark.
FOUR !!!!! Paras Dai Paras Dai. Hits it straight to the cover boundary. Nepal 48-2 after 16.
3 runs off the 17th over and Nepal has a Run Rate of 3. Nepal 51-2 in 17 overs.
DRINKS !!!! Nepal 56 for the loss of 2 wickets.
SIX !!!! Captain Khadka hits a gigantic six over the cow corner.
End of the 19th over Nepal 65-2 Malla 39* Khadka 13*
WICKET !!!!! Malla departs for 39. sagar pun in the middle now.
Nepal 74-3 as Pun and Khadka show some urgency in the running.
FOUR !!!! Khadka hits an excellent drive through covers. Nepal 91 for 3 in 26 overs.
Khadka hits two boundary in the 28th over – one off an edge and one a delicate shot through fine leg. Nepal 105-3 in 29 overs.
Nepal 105 for the loss of 3 wickets in 29 overs. Run Rate 3.62
Paras batting on 40 off 48 balls with a Strike Rate of 83.33
50 runs partnership between Pun and Khadka Nepal 118-3 in 34 overs.
DRINKS !!!! Nepal 120-3 in 35 overs Khadka 46*(62) and Pun 18*(48)
Three runs off the first over after lunch. Nepal 123-3
With that single, Paras Khadka now leads the wclc run scorers chatt surpassing Shaiman Anwar of UAE.
50!!!! Fifty for the skipper
Some impetus into the innings as Khadka quickly moves to 59 with an excellent drive over covers.
Nepal fans are on buoyant mood and are chanting Paras name who looks set to provide Nepal a decent score.
Sun is out , warm weather
Photo : Rashik Dahal/Wicketnepal
Paras smashes one over the cover fielder for a wonderful boundary.
Another Boundary for Paras and he is wandering his way towards a wonderful Hundred.
100 Partnership Between Paras and Sagar. Big contrast to what happened here on Saturday.
Nepal 173-3 after 43rd over.
Paras khadka departs after a wonderful 84 and Binod Bhandari walks in to the crease.
Perfect time for Bhandari to accelerate and play his natural game.
Sagar Pun out of 45
197 for 6
Another big shot from Bhandari! Goes for a maximum!
One shot too many for Bhandari has he has been stumped trying for another big hit. Good little cameo from him.
Basant Regmi is the new batsman in.
Another wicket for Netherlands. Sompal Kami ( 2 ) departs.
Shakti Gauchan in.
Basant Regmi dropped at Mid on.
Nepal end with 217 runs on the board.
2nd inning on the way and Sompal Kami takes new ball for Nepal.
Myburgh and Rippon are starting the innings for the dutch.
Khadka to take the new ball from the other end as Nepal are playing with just one front line seamer.
First boundary of the innings for dutch as Rippon drives it over the cover.
Another Boundary and this time for Myburgh,He drives Sompal handsomely through the cover.
end of 3rd over and Dutch side are 12 without loss.
Punched through the cover and Rippon comes back for couple as Paras continues from the other end.
Inside edge and Batsman gets lucky as they pick a run towards fine leg region.
Wesly Baressi walks in to replace Stephen Myburgh.
End of over 4 and Dutch are 18/1.
Max O’dowd is the new man in the crease.
Paras onto a very good spell here, Dutch Batsman are struggling to score.
Good start by Nepalese seamers and team looks much more motivated here compared to the Saturday game.
Wesly Baressi is caught down the leg side by Rijal of Paras Khadka.
Relof Van Der Merwe walks in to Replace the dutch Keeper.
Netherlands struggling here and score is 22-3 as paras continues.
Sompal driven down the ground for a Boundary.
At the end of 10th over Netherlands 38/3.
Change in Bowling and Basant Regmi is brought on by skipper.
End of 11th over Netherlands are 40-3.
Netherlands are 47/3 as 13th over is running.
50 up for Dutch side.
Change in bowling, Shakti Gauchan is on and he replaces the Skipper Paras Khadka
End of 15th over and Netherlands are 56/3. A partnership building up!
16th over and score is 56-3.
End of 15th over and Netherlands are 55/3. A partnership building up!
Another change in the bowling. Sandeep Lamichanne with his leg spin from the city end now!
Drinks break and Netherlands are 62-3.
We are in the 19th over and the Dutch score is 66/3.
end of 21st over and dutch side are 77-3
At the end of 21st over and Dutch side are 77-3. The partnership is now looking dangerous!
Basant Regmi is back on to the attack replacing Sandeep Lamichhane.
Basant Regmi is back on to the attack replacing Sandeep Lamichhane. Nepal looking for wickets now!
Sagar Pun is replacing Shakti Gauchan from the Far end. The skipper is juggling his bowlers in desperate need of wickets.
End of 25th over 86-3.
Difficult chance at the Deep Midwicket area and Dutch pick a couple of runs.
End of 26th over and score is 94-3.
at the end of 27th over score is 97-3
At the end of 27th over score is 98-3, The Dutch need 120 more runs in 23 overs.
Sagar Pun continues as score moves to 99.
100 Up for Netherlands and they need 118 more runs to win this game.
End of 28th over Netherlands are 101-3.
Sandeep is brought back into the attack from the same end he bowled his previous spell.
End of 28th over Netherlands are 101-3. The scoring has not been that brisk but the Dutch are going steady.
Relof Van der Merwe is bowled round the wicket by the young leg spinner.
104-4 after the end of 29th over. Nepal back on top after the break through.
Sagar Pun Continues from the far end.
Netherlands 106-4 after 30 over.
At the end of 31st over Netherlands are 117/4.
Netherlands 120-4 after 32nd over.
Sandeep completes his over which had near caught and bowled chance and the score is 123/4
Netherlands 128/4 after 34th over.
LBW appeal turned down by Umpire.
And at the end of 35th over Dutch side are 133/4.
Paddle swept by Gruijters for a couple of runs.
At the end of 36th over Netherlands are 136/4.
Shakti Gauchan is back from the City end.
Max O’Dowd stumped by Rijal of Gauchan.
Peter Seelar, the Dutch captain enters the field of play.
At the end of 37th over, its 138/5. Netherlands need 80 runs off 78 balls with 5 wickets in hand.
Appeal for a LBW by Sagar Pun and Umpires turns it down.
Shakti Gauchan picks a wonderful catch to send Dutch captain back to the pavilion. Pun picks his first wicket.
Score is 141/6 and shakti is bowling from the city end after taking that wonderful catch.
39th over and score is 143/6.
150 up for the Dutch side.
153/6 after the end of 41st over.
Sagar onto his last over.
end of 42nd over 156/6.
Sandeep is being brought back from the city end.
Paddle swept for 2 runs after 2 singles in the over.
161/6 after 43rd over.
Basant Regmi Replacing Sagar Pun who completed his quota of overs.
167/6 after 44th over.
Sandeep to continue as Paras asked Sompal to warm up in last over.
177/6 after 45th over.
184/6 after 46th over.
Sompal Kami is back into the attack with Nepal needing breakthrough.
Couple over the head of Bhandari at mid on.
Outside edge and Rijal drops it, Difficult chance. It runs down for four.
192/6 after 47 over. We have got a nail-biter as the cliche goes. 26 required from 18.
Tim Gruijters departs, sigh of relief for Nepal.
25 from 16 its getting tighter.
Paul Van Meerkeen stumped by Rijal off Regmi.
Nepal beat Netherlands by 19 Runs.