Paras Khadka ton lifts Nepal to historic ODI series win
Paras Khadka slammed the first ever international ODI century by a Nepal batsman.
Khadka, the captain of the side, stole the limelight to be the star of the show in his country’s first ever one day international victory that was against United Arab Emirates. On Monday, Nepal clinched their maiden limited over series win against UAE.
Leading from the very front, all-rounder Khadka scored 115 guiding his team who achieved the limited over status last March, on point to complete a 2-1 series win over the national team at the ICC Academy in Dubai.
Batting first, UAE posted 254/6, their highest total of the series.
Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane and Khadka took a wicket each to limit UAE to 47/4 earlier.
But CP Rizwan’s 45 along with half-centuries from Shaiman Anwar (87 off 70) and Mohammad Boota, who finished with 59* off 21, helped the hosts cross the 200-run mark thus eclipsed their poor batting display in the first ODI where they were restricted to just 113.
The tourists passed the total in 44.4 overs with 4 wickets in hand; all credit to the fantastic captain’s knock from Khadka. Gyanendra Malla, the vice-captain, shared an alliance worth 61 with Khadka for the third wicket.
Malla’s 31 was the second highest other than Khadka’s effort but the side reached home quite comfortably at the end.
Brief scores: UAE 254/6 in 50 overs (Shaiman Anwar 87, Mohammad Boota 59; Paras Khadka 2-44) lost to Nepal 255/6 in 44.4 overs (Paras Khadka 115; Imran Haider 2-50) by four wickets
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) January 28, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) January 28, 2019
Our first ODI series win..Amazing team effort,spirit and commitment from the boys and the management..!!
Thank you everyone for the blessings,support and gratitude..
Jai Nepal..!!!! pic.twitter.com/8VuYkN39dj
— Paras Khadka (@paras77) January 28, 2019