Nepal becomes ODI nation for first time in history

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 16, 2018, 07:36 AM(IST)

Nepal's bowlers Sandeep Lamichhane and Dipendra Airee took four wickets apiece to lay the platform for the comprehensive win Photograph:( Twitter )

Nepal on Thursday scripted history after they climbed the one-day international (ODI) mountain for the first time in their history.

The team defeated Papua New Guinea by six wickets in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier play-off at Old Hararians Sports Club. 

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Nepal, Hong Kong, and PNG were locked in a three-way battle for the last remaining ODI status and it was the Nepalese side which emerged triumphant.

Nepal's bowlers, Sandeep Lamichhane and Dipendra Airee took four wickets apiece to lay the platform for the comprehensive win and dismissed their opponents for 114 in just 27.2 overs. 

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Meanwhile, it was another disappointing batting display from PNG, who have now been bowled out for 200 or fewer in four of their five matches in the competition. 

The defeat confirms they will lose their ODI status. 

After the victory, a delighted Nepal skipper Paras Khadka took to his Twitter to thank fans and countrymen for their support. 

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Nepal have had to overcome amazing odds both on and off the field to achieve this remarkable feat.

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