Nepal secures thrilling victory over West Indies ‘A’ in first T20 encounter

Kathmandu: In a gripping showdown, Nepal emerged victorious against West Indies ‘A’ in the inaugural T20 match of their series. Captaining his team to glory, Rohit Paudel showcased exceptional skill, guiding Nepal to a remarkable win by four wickets.

The match, held at a pulsating venue, witnessed Nepal’s relentless pursuit of victory as they chased down a challenging target of 205 runs set by the West Indies ‘A’ squad. Paudel’s masterful century, scoring 112 runs off just 54 deliveries, stood as the cornerstone of Nepal’s triumph, captivating spectators with his remarkable display of talent.

Supporting Paudel in the pursuit of glory were Dipendra Singh Airee, contributing 24 runs off 18 balls, Kushal Bhurtel with 16 runs off 12 balls, and Kushal Malla adding another 16 runs off 15 balls to Nepal’s tally.

However, West Indies ‘A’ did not relent easily, showcasing formidable prowess with the bat earlier in the game. Opting to bat first after losing the toss, the visiting team compiled a challenging total of 204 runs for the loss of five wickets within their allotted 20 overs. Captain Roston Chase spearheaded the West Indies ‘A’ charge with a stellar 74 runs off 46 balls, ably supported by Keacy Carty’s aggressive 38 off 20 balls.

In the bowling department, Obed McCoy led the West Indies ‘A’ attack, claiming two crucial wickets while conceding 34 runs in his four overs. Matthew Forde and Keemo Paul provided valuable support, each securing two wickets and one wicket respectively.

Nepal’s bowling contingent also made significant contributions to the team’s success, with Kamal Singh Airee, Dipendra Singh Airee, Avinash Bohara, and Captain Paudel each claiming a wicket, adding to the collective effort that propelled Nepal to a memorable victory.

The enthralling encounter showcased the resilience and skill of both teams, setting the stage for an eagerly anticipated series ahead. With this commanding win, Nepal has set the tone for what promises to be an electrifying series against West Indies ‘A’.