Namibia outclasses Nepal in ICC CWC League 2 opener, secures victory with four-wicket margin

KATHMANDU: The ICC CWC League 2 opener witnessed Namibia stamping their authority over Nepal, clinching a commanding victory by four wickets at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.

Choosing to bowl first upon winning the toss, Namibia's tactical prowess was on full display as they effectively contained Nepal, limiting them to a modest total of 132 runs during the initial innings.

Nepal's bowlers, spearheaded by the dynamic duo of Sompal Kami and Lalit Rajbanshi, showcased glimpses of brilliance, securing three and two wickets respectively.

Captain Rohit Poudel also chimed in with a crucial wicket, adding to the team's defensive efforts.

However, Namibia's batting lineup exhibited resilience and determination in pursuit of the target.

JN Frylinck led the charge with an impressive knock of 34 runs, well-supported by M Van Lingen and JN Loftie-Eaton, who contributed 23 and 31 runs respectively, steering Namibia towards victory.

With a disciplined and cohesive performance, Namibia convincingly surpassed the target, marking a triumphant start to their campaign in the ICC CWC League 2, while leaving Nepal to regroup and reassess their strategies for the upcoming fixtures.

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