Category: Sports

ACC Emerging Teams Cricket: Nepal defeated by Pakistan

27 March, Kathmandu: Nepal lost to Pakistan by 6 wickets in the match today under the ACC Emerging Teams Cricket tournament. In the match held at the Sheikh Kamal stadium of Bangladesh, Nepal posted a total of 180 runs in the stipulated 50 overs at the loss of nine wickets, after being put into bat first. In reply, the U-23 team of Pakistan surpassed the Nepali total in 45.1 overs at the loss of four wickets. For Nepal, Sunil Dhamala topscored with 43 runs followed by Sharad Veshwakar who scored 38 runs. Gulam Musadar took five wickets to stem...

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Nepal posts 181-run target for Pakistan

27 March, Kathmandu: Nepal posted a target of 181 runs before Pakistan in a match held today under the ACC Emerging Teams Cup of Cricket Tournament. Nepal, which was sent to bat first after losing the toss, made 180 runs in 50 overs at the loss of nine wickets. The match is underway at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Academy ground in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Sunil Dhamala and Sharad Vesawkar led the innings for the Nepali team as captain Gyanendra Malla was out just with 2 runs to his name. Similarly, Sagar Pun was run out after scoring 4 runs...

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Federer, Wawrinka advance in Miami

26 March, Miami: Roger Federer survived a brave challenge from American qualifier Frances Tiafoe before emerging with a 7-6 (7/2) 6-3 victory as he got his Miami Open title bid underway. Tiafoe, ranked 101st in the world, struggled against Federer’s serve but was strong on his own and forced a first set tie-break in which the Swiss came out on top yesterday. The 19-year-old son of immigrants from Sierra Leone then broke Federer’s serve in the first game of the second set only for the 18-times Grand Slam winner to break back twice and run out a comfortable winner...

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Messi double edges six-goal thriller Barca’s way

20 March, Madrid: Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou. Earlier, Antoine Griezmann scored a stunning free-kick as Atletico Madrid compounded a week to forget for Sevilla with a 3-1 at the Vicente Calderon yesterday. Barca needed to come from behind to keep the pressure on Madrid as Eliaquim Mangala headed Valencia in front. But the on-loan Manchester City defender was sent-off for pulling down Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan had levelled and Messi smashed...

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Chaitrastami Football Cup next week

20 March, Baglung: The Chaitrastami Football Cup is being held beginning next week on the occasion of Chaitrastami festival. The tournament will kick off on March 29 at the local Bangechaur field with the participation of 15 teams. The Chaitrastami Mela Management Committee is organizing the event. The winning team will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 40,000 along with medals and certificates while the first-runner up will take home Rs 20,00o, according to Committee’s Chief Coordinator, Raju Khadka. The Chaitrastami carnivals have been held annually in Baglung to mark the...

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Super 8 cricket to take place from March 28

16 March, Kathmandu: Super 8 cricket competition is scheduled to take place in the capital from March 28. To be organised jointly by Khukuri ENT and Diva and Media Pvt. Ltd, the match will be played at Kirtipur TU cricket ground until April 1, said the organising committee secretary Binod Maharjan at a press conference in the Capital on Thursday. A total of 37 matches will be played, said Maharjan. The winner will win Rs 100,000 while first runner-up will receive Rs 50,000. Likewise, the best athlete will be awarded Rs 20,000 in cash while the best batsman and...

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ICC world league cricket championship: Nepal beats Kenya by seven wickets

13 March, Kathmandu: Nepal has beaten Kenya by seven wickets at the ICC World League Cricket Championship that took place at the TU cricket ground at Kirtipur today. Nepal, in its second match against Kenya, hit the 156-run target with 118 balls to spare losing three wickets in 30.2 overs. The Nepali squad played under the captaincy of Gyanendra Malla and Deependra Singh Aiyar secured the win credited to their strong partnership despite the fear of concede after Sunil Dhamala and Sagar Pun were out of the match over one and 5 runs respectively. Nepal lost to Kenya by...

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Kenya edges Nepal by five wickets

12 March, Kathmandu: Nepal lost its first match to Kenya by five wickets in ICC World Cricket League Championship at TU cricket ground on Saturday. The 50-over match was reduced to 38-over first and then to 29 overs under the D/L method due to disruption caused by frequent rainfall. According to the system, Nepal set a target of 104 runs which the Kenya met at 25th overs. With this win, Kenya has secured two scores in the championship keeping it chance for selection in ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in...

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27 players selected for Asian Cup Qualifiers

10 March, Kathmandu: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today selected 27 players to play a match against the Philippines under the Asian Cup Qualifiers. Out of 36 players picked in the first phase, 27 have been selected for the match to be held in Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on March 28, said a statement released by the ANFA. Striker Nawayug Shrestha, who showed a brilliant performance during matches against Bangladesh under the Bangabandhu Cup last year and during the 12th South Asian Games, helping Nepal get gold in both the matches, has been excluded from the player’s...

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Renshaw laughs off Kohli’s ‘toilet’ sledge

6 March, Bengaluru: Young Australian opener Matt Renshaw has belied his age with the way he has batted so far on the tour of India and on Sunday, he was equally impressive in negotiating the constant sledging from Virat Kohli. Kohli was on a sledging spree on day two of the second Test as India fought hard on the field in their attempt to restrict the Australians, who did well to gain a 48-run lead at close of play. After frequent exchanges between Kohli and Steven Smith, the India skipper tried to unnerve Renshaw by reminding him of the...

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