Nepal registered a thumping 9 wickets victory over the host Thailand to register their first win in ACC Eastern Region 2020.
Losing the toss, Nepal were invited to bowl first and Nepali bowlers did their job exceptionally. They bundled out the host in just 65 runs on the board. In the course, Karan KC grabbed 3 wickets, Abhinash Bohara got a couple and spinners duo Sandeep Lamichhane and Bhuvan Karki got a wicket each. Three batsman were run out.
Sandeep Lamichane bowled 22 dot balls out of 24 and set a new record in T20I cricket. Similarly, the other spinner Bhuvan Karki become the bowler with best economy (1.5) in the T20I Debut match.
After the win, Nepal collected two points and has made significant rise in the net run-rate. Before the win, Nepal’s net run-rate was -1.625. Now, it has rose up to +0.690.