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Nepal out of ACC Emerging Teams Cup after losing to Pakistan

21 August, Kathmandu: Nepal lost to Pakistan by nine wickets in the match played on Wednesday under the ACC Emerging Teams Cup 2013 in Singapore. With this defeat, Nepal has been out of the match now. Nepal lost all players in 50 overs match by making only 156 runs in the first inning by bating after losing the toss. Nepal’s Subas Khakurel made the most 78 runs while Binod Bhandari and Basant Regmi contributed 16 runs each. Raza Hasan alone grabbed three wickets and Usman Qadir took two wickets for Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan easily met the target in 33.1 overs scoring 159 runs as Babar Azam hit a century while Hammad Azam scored 41 runs....

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India beat Nepal by 84 runs in ACC Emerging Cup

20 August, KATHMANDU: Nepal was defeated by India U-23 by 84 runs at their group match in the ACC Emerging Teams Cup Cricket Tournament at Singapore on Tuesday. Nepal scored only 184 runs at the loss of eight wickets in the stipulated 50 overs against 269-run target posted by India. It is the second consecutive loss of Nepalese team in the tournament. Earlier, Afghanistan defeated Nepal by three runs via the Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method in the rain-affected match on Saturday. Nepal had won the toss and decided to...

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Nepal miss chance to win Afghanistan

18 August, KATHMANDU: Nepal tried hard to win Afghanistan but it disappointed the fans by  losing their ACC Emerging Teams Cup Group ‘A’ match against Afghanistan by three runs at the Singapore Cricket Club grounds yesterday. Nepal were perfectly placed at 131-3 while chasing a revised target of 161 in 46 overs but the batsmen ran out of patience before being dismissed for 157 45.3 overs. Nepali spinners earlier contained a strong Afghan batting line-up restricting them to 169-9 in 50 overs. Nepal will now play India U-23 at the same venue on Tuesday. Meanwhile in a Group ‘B’ match, Bangladesh U-23 thrashed hosts Singapore by eight wickets. Noor Hossain took 4-25 to bundle out Singapore for just 121 runs in 47.1 overs. Soumya Sarkar (65 not out) and Mithun Ali (43) eased the chase as the Bangladeshi team reached 122-2 in 26.4...

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Nepal win toss against Afghanistan in Emerging Teams Cup

17 August, KATHMANDU: Nepal won the toss and elected to field against Afghanistan in the first match of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Emerging Teams Cup in Singapore this morning. After being sent to bat first, Afghanistani batsmen scored 65 runs after completion of 19 overs with loss three wickets. Opener Nawroz Mangal top scored for Afghanistan with unbeaten 31 runs. Nepali bowlers Avinash Karna, Chandra Saud and Basanta Regmi grabbed a wicket...

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National Soft Tennis competition begins

11 July, Kathmandu: Inspector General of the Armed Police Force, Koshraj Wonta, has  inaugurated the National Soft Tennis competition amid a function today. The three-day competition organized by the Nepal Soft Tennis Association is being held at the covered hall of the Headquarters of the Armed Police Force, Halchowk, Kathmandu. A total of 52 players including 36 men and 16 women from five development regions and Nepal Police would compete in the competition, according to Chairman of the Association, Binay Bikram Shah. There will be competition for six gold medals in men’s and women’s single, doubles and mix categories....

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Women’s Euros 2013: Hosts Sweden held in opener

11 July: Hosts Sweden had two second-half penalties saved as they drew 1-1 with Denmark in their Euro 2013 opener. Mariann Knudsen found the bottom corner to open the scoring for Denmark before Nilla Fischer headed in an equaliser. In the second half, both sides had chances to take the lead, but Julie Rydahl Bukh could not finish and Lotta Schelin’s spot-kick was saved. Then, with six minutes left, Kosovare Asllani was also thwarted from 12 yards by Denmark goalkeeper Stina Petersen. Earlier, Italy and Finland played out a goalless Group A draw. The Italians created the majority of...

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Murrays wins Wimbledon, beats Djokovic in 3 sets

8 July, LONDON: From the lawns of Wimbledon to the lochs of Scotland, all of Britain can celebrate. Andy Murray made it possible Sunday, winning his country’s hallowed tennis tournament to become the first British man in 77 years to raise the trophy at the All England Club. Murray’s 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 victory over top-seeded Novak Djokovic was a fitting close to nearly eight decades of British frustration in its own backyard: A straight-setter, but a hard-fought, 3-hour, 9-minute affair filled with long, punishing rallies and a final game that may have felt like another 77 years, with Murray...

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Brilliant Bartoli romps to Wimbledon title

7 July, London (CNN): France’s Marion Bartoli has claimed the women’s singles title at Wimbledon with a crushing 6-1 6-4 victory over Sabine Lisicki. The 28-year-old, a losing finalist against Venus Williams in 2007, swept aside her German opponent in one hour 21 minutes to claim her first Grand Slam title. Bartoli becomes only the second French woman to win Wimbledon in the open era, following in the footsteps of Amelie Mauresmo who won in 2006. “I’m so happy I am holding the trophy. It has been my dream since I was six years old. I would like to...

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Novak Djokovic Beats Juan Martín Del Potro To Reach Wimbledon Final

6 July (Agencies): Novak Djokovic defeated Juan Martín del Potro in the longest Wimbledon semi-final after a magnificent match of tennis. Djokovic defeated the number eight seed 6-4 5-7 7-6 6-7 6-3 after an exhausting four hours and 43 minutes of phenomenal tennis from both players. The world number one and 2011 winner’s renowned endurance was pivotal and he will face either Andy Murray or Jerzy Janowicz in Sunday’s final. Del Potro saved two match points in the fourth set, the first coming after one of the great gladiatorial rallies as 24 shots were exchanged. It was a match...

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Andy Murray slays Lankenstein

6 July: The ace, 26, went for the jugular to see off Jerzy Janowicz — dubbed Lankenstein — but only after a 20-minute delay to close the Centre Court roof. Murray was keen to play on in the gathering gloom as he had just won five successive games to take the third set and lead the semi-final by two sets to one. But lanky Pole Janowicz wanted to go off court so the floodlights on the roof could be used. Furious Scot Murray told referee Andrew Jarrett: “He’s been complaining about it for the last 40 minutes. It’s ridiculous....

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