Millions of Nepalese cricket fans are glued to their TV sets all around the world as they watch the team play their first ever ODI (One Day International).
Nepal displayed a beautiful bowling performance sending the Netherlands team packing in 47.4 overs for 189 runs. Netherlands Rippon was able to score 51 runs for his team.
From the bowlers side, Captain Paras Khadka was able to take 4 wickets giving away 26 runs. Sompal Kami claimed another 3 wickets giving away 34 runs.
This is Nepal’s first ODI and a win would pave a optimistic journey for the future of Nepali Cricket.
The match is being played at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen, the Netherlands.
Nepal finished eighth in the 10-team ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March to secure one of the two berths for the ODI status for four years. The Netherlands grabbed the other berth as the ODI nations expanded to 16 teams. The moment has finally arrived for Nepal’s national cricket team that had long craved for the elusive status — for 22 years — after the country became an Associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1996. Nepal came close in 2001 and 2014 but it was only 2018, in Zimbabwe, when the country made that massive leap to becoming an ODI nation.