Sandeep shines bright, Aarif-Rohit partnership lead Nepal to victory
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Nepalese bowling sensation Sandeep Lamichhane stars with the ball and younger batsmen duo Aarif Sheikh and Rohit Poudel lead Nepal to victory over Kenya by 3 wickets. Kenya batting first, set the target of 178 runs, they lost their 8 wickets where Nepalese googly Sandeep Lamichhane picked 5 wickets in his first five-wicket-haul of the tournament. Sompal, Basanta and Sharad Veshawkar took 1 wickets each. Chasing the target, Nepal lost its quick 5 wickets at just 82 runs with skipper Khadka scoring 42 runs. The young batsmen duo Aarif Sheikh and Rohit Poudel set a solid partnership of 87 runs to lead Nepal towards victory. Aarif Sheikh was caught by RR Patel in Ngoche’s ball scoring 42 runs while Rohit Kumar Poudel was run out in the third ball of the last over scoring 47 runs.