Arif and Sompal’s partnership strengthens Nepal’s chances of victory
After a poor start with a half-century partnership between Sompal Kami and Arif Sheikh, Nepal has returned to the game against the USA in the ICC World Cup League 2 triangular ODI series against the United States. Nepal’s Sompal Kami is at the crease for 30 runs off 58 balls. Arif Sheikh is at the crease for 46 off 61 balls with two boundaries. Arif and Sompal have shared 73 runs for the sixth wicket. Nepal needs to score 80 runs in the last 10 overs to win. Heaters like Karan KC and Adil Ansari are yet to come.
Opener Kushal Bhurtel was caught by fast bowler Ali Khan for 10 in the fourth ball of the sixth over. Asif Sheikh was caught out for 18 by Steven Taylor in the fourth ball of Khan’s tenth over. Asif hit three fours in 15 balls. Notush Kenjige bowled out vice-captain Rohit Poudel for 16 to take the score to 69 (3). Rohit hit 1 four and 1 six off 19 balls. In the 32nd over, Arif and US fast bowler Cameron Stevens had a falling out.