Nepal’s national cricket team defeated Oman in the 50th One-Day International match. Nepal won the second match of the ACC Premier Cup by 84 runs at TU Cricket Ground.
After posting the highest ODI total in the first inning, Nepal restricted Oman to 226 in 46.3 overs to earn their first home win against Oman.
Sandeep Lamichhane, who broke Rashid Khan’s record for the fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets, was Nepal’s bowling selection, taking three wickets. Karan KC also took three wickets, while Dipendra Singh Airee took two. Lalit Rajbanshi took one wicket but was the team’s most economical bowler.
Mohammad Nadeem led Oman in scoring with 65 runs. Sandeep Goud scored 46 runs, while Ayan Khan scored 29.
Earlier, after being forced to bat first, Nepal scored their highest ODI total. The home team outscored Oman by 310 runs, breaking the previous record of 297.
Nepal Humiliated Oman in ODI Match
This is also the first time Nepal has scored 300 runs in an ODI. Nepal struggled early on after being forced to bat first at TU Cricket Ground, losing both openers for ducks and conceding a fourth consecutive maiden over. They were reduced to 72/4 in the 21st over.
Kushal Malla then counterattacked Oman bowlers and hit a century. Malla hit nine fours and ten sixes in his maiden ODI ton from 59 balls. He was eventually sent back for 108 runs on 64 balls.
Sompal Kami also hit his second ODI fifty to help his team advance. He finished with a 48-ball 63 and nine fours. At the end, Karan KC smashed an electrifying 29 runs as Nepal finished 310/8 after 50 overs. Bhim Sharki and Aarif Sheikh also contributed 33 and 29 runs for the team, respectively.
Ayan Khan took two wickets for Oman, while every other used bowler took one.