Nepal achieve ODI status after beating PNG in ICC World Cup Qualifier
March 15 (CRICKETNMORE) - Nepal grabbed the final ODI spot until 2022 when they defeated Papua New Guinea (PNG) by six wickets to set up a seventh-eighth position play-off against the Netherlands.
Dipendra Airee was Nepal’s star performer when the off-spinner took four for 14 to spin PNG out 114 in 27.2 overs, and then scored an unbeaten 50 after his side had slipped to 35 for three. Sandeep Lamichhane was another one to produce an impressive effort, grabbing four for 29.
Nepal beat Papua New Guinea by six wickets, Old Hararians
PNG 114 all out, 27.2 overs (Dipendra Airee 4-14, Sandeep Lamichhane 4-29)
Nepal 115-4, 23 overs (Dipendra Airee 50 not out, Aarif Sheikh 26, Paras Khadka 20; Norman Vanua 2-25)
Player of the Match - Dipendra Airee (Nepal)
ICC Media Release