Nepal has suffered a humiliating defeat against Australia in its inaugural match of the 2nd Blind Cricket T20 World Cup held in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Nepal faced 10-wicket defeat in its very first match of the World Cup. This is the second lost against Australia in international tournament.
In 2012 World Cup, Nepal had lost to Australia by 7-wickets held in Bangalore, India.
After winning the toss, Nepal was in bat first and made a target of 144 runs with the loss of eight wickets. However, Australia easily chased down the target in 12.4 overs without the loss of a wicket.
Sunil Subedi Chettri had scored 34 runs for Nepal while skipper Kirtan Shrestha Duwal 29 runs, Ramesh bahadur Baniya 18 runs and Sunil Thapa Magar 12 runs.
Australia’s Mathew James Cameron scored highest 68 runs and Stephan Leo Palmer 48 runs. Now, Nepal will take on Bangladesh in its second match on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal (CABN) president Pawan Ghimire has been appointed second vice-president of World Blind Cricket Limited.
The 19th Gneral Meeting of Limited selected Ghimire as its second vice-president on Tuesday.