Historic moment for Nepal as they win maiden ODI
Nepal notched their first ever ODI win after overcoming the Netherlands in the second game of the 2-match series, Nepal sealed a dramatic encounter as they clinched a one-run win off the final ball. Nepal set the Dutch a 217-run target and were able to restrict them to 215/10. Wesley Barresi top scored with 71 runs, but was unable to get his side home.
Skipper Paras Khadka crucial for Nepal's victory
Nepal skipper Paras Khadka defended five runs off the final over and handed his team a dream victory. He was also accountable for the run-out of Fred Klaassen (13) off the final ball of the match. Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren added 30 runs for the final wicket. It looked like they would get their side past the line, but Khadka had other plans.
Barressi plays a lone hand for the Netherlands
Wesley Barresi was the lone warrior for the Dutch with a gritty 71-run knock. He smashed eight fours in a 89-ball innings. He shared a 84-run stand with opening batsman Daniel ter Braak, who scored 39 off 82 balls. After Braak's dismissal, they lost momentum.
All-round Nepal put in a shift
Nepal's bowlers were top class led by Sandeep Lamichhane. The youngster picked three wickets for 41 runs. Lalit Bhandari was decisive as well and picked 2/43. Earlier, Sompal Kami scored a hit a 46-ball 61 to change the course of the game. Khadka, too, was exceptional with a 69-ball 51 that included six fours and two sixes.