Nepal's chances of winning Blind World Cup dashed as team loses to Sri Lanka
Nepal’s hopes of entering the semi-finals of the Blind Cricket World Cup ended after it crashed to a massive 340-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in Ajman, United Arab Emirates.
Nepal needed to win this match to remain in reckoning for the semi-finals but their hopes ended in the first innings itself after Lanka posted a massive 394 runs for 5 wickets in 40 overs. Nepal were sent packing for 154 runs in 33.4 overs.
Nepal has lost three matches in a row in the six-team World Cup.
Nepal had previously lost to Bangladesh and Pakistan and will now meet India and Australia in their last two matches.
Dimuthu Ravindra and Chandana Deshpriya did most of the damage for Lanka as the two batsmen hit centuries. Ravindra made 170 runs and Deshpriya scored 119.
Nepal began their chase well after openers Sunil Thapa Magar and Ramesh Baniya added 53 runs for the first wicket. But poor running between wickets sparked a terrible collapse before the team failed to play the complete overs.