The 1st T20I match of the series played today between Nepal and Netherlands, at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. In which Nepal beats Netherlands by 9 wickets.
Nepal won the toss and invited Netherlands to bat first, Netherlands batted first scored 136 runs after losing 4 wickets in 20 overs. Netherlands started not very well, Max ODowd and Scott Edwards came to start the inning, the first wicket has gone very quickly just in 11 runs, Max ODowd dismissed just for 10 runs in 11 runs, next batsman Ben Cooper came to bat, and he dismissed without scoring as second wicket, next batsman Bas de Leede came to bat, and handled the inning, and played a brilliant half-century partnership with Scott Edwards, the third wicket fell in 73 runs, Scott Edwards dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 30 runs with the help of 1 six and 2 boundries in 32 balls, next batsman Pieter Seelaar came to bat, and played well with Bas de Leede, the fourth wicket fell in 99 runs, Bas de Leede dismissed after playing a brilliant inning of 41 runs with the help of 2 sixes and 3 boundries in 49 balls, after that Tonny Staal came to bat, and ended the inning with Pieter Seelaar, Pieter Seelaar played a brilliant unbeaten inning of 27 runs in 17 balls, and Tonny Staal played a brilliant quick inning of 20 runs in just 9 balls. In this way, Netherlands batted first after losing the toss, scored 136 runs after losing 4 wickets in 20 overs, and set a target of 137 runs in front of Nepal.
Nepal bowlers performed brilliantly, Sandeep Lamichhane took 2 wickets, Sompal Kami and Shahab Alam got 1-1 wicket.
Nepal chasing 137 runs in the second, achieved the target very easily by losing just 1 wicket in 15 overs and won the match very easily by 9 wickets. Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Sheikh came to start the inning and gave a brilliant start with a century partnership of 116 runs, the first wicket fell in 116 runs, Kushal Bhurtel dismissed after playing a brilliant half-century inning of 62 runs with the help of 5 sixes and 5 boundaries in just 46 balls after that Gyanendra Malla came to bat, and he remains unbeaten after playing a quick inning of 13 runs in 7 balls with Aasif Sheikh, and Aasif Sheikh played a brilliant unbeaten half-century and victory inning of 54 runs with the help of 4 sixes and 4 boundaries in just 38 balls. In this way, Nepal chasing 137 runs in the second, achieved the target very easily by losing just 1 wicket in 15 overs and won the match very easily by 9 wickets.
Netherlands bowler Julian de Mey got 1 wicket.