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Nepal Sets Ambitious 182-Run Target for Gujarat in SMS Friendship Cup

April 3, 2024
Nepal Gujarat Run Target

VAPI, INDIA – Nepal showcased formidable batting prowess in today’s SMS Friendship Cup match, setting a challenging target of 182 runs for Gujarat to chase at Vapi, India. After Gujarat opted to bowl first, Nepal capitalized with a dominant performance, totaling 181 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

The foundation for Nepal’s strong total was laid by opening batsmen Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh. The duo established a formidable opening partnership of 125 runs, with Bhurtel contributing a solid 67 runs and Sheikh powering through to an impressive 85 runs. Both batsmen scored vital half-centuries for their team.

For Gujarat, Jayamet Patel was the standout bowler, claiming three crucial wickets for his side. He was well-supported by Arya Desai and Drushant Soni, who each picked up two wickets.

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Nepal is currently enjoying success in the ongoing T20 tri-series, marking this match as their third appearance. The team will be looking to maintain its winning streak, having previously secured victories against both Gujarat and Baroda.

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Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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