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Nepal and Zimbabwe post wins

Nepal and Zimbabwe won their Plate Championship fixtures at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Thursday to end the tournament on a good note.

Nepal and Zimbabwe post wins - Cricket News
  Nepal and Zimbabwe won their Plate Championship fixtures at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup on Thursday to end the tournament on a good note.
 
 
Nepal recorded a comfortable six-wicket win against Papua New Guinea in the 13th-place playoff at Peter Burge Oval in Brisbane.
 
PNG elected to bat after winning the toss and openers Lega Siaka (18) and Dogodo Bau (13) were in decent touch early.
 
They both departed once set though as Nepal captain Prithu Baskota (2-14 off five overs) claimed the scalps of Dogodo Bau and Sese Bau (21).
 
Christopher Kent – who has been Papua New Guinea's best batsman all tournament – was dismissed cheaply, with Rahul Vishvakarma (6-3 off 6.1) trapping him lbw to start an unbelievable spell of bowling.
 
The left-arm spinner added the scalps of Raymond Haoda (one), Nigel Boge (zero), Chad Soper (three) and he continued to bamboozle the Papua New Guinea batsmen, also removing Charles Amini (19) and Albert Geita (two).
 
Vishvakarma's incredible day continued as contributed a run-out, with Papua New Guinea bowled out for just 89 in the 34th over.
 
In response, Subash Khakurel (zero) was out in the third over but Sagar Pun (20) and Naresh Budayair (27) steadied for Nepal.
 
Baskota (six) came and went quickly as Geita (3-25 off five) caused problems, but their total was never enough as Rajesh Pulami (18 not out) and Pradeep Airee (12 not out) carried Nepal to victory finishing 80-4 in the 19th over.
 
Zimbabwe were also easy winners, defeating Namibia by 70 runs in the 15th-place playoff in Brisbane.
 
Ryan Burl (78) and Matthew Bentley (67) added 113 runs for the fourth wicket but handy bowling at the death saw Jason Davidson (3-26 off nine) restrict Zimbabwe to 236-9 off their 50 overs.
 
Namibia were bowled out for 166 in response with Gerhard Erasmus (32) the best of their batsmen.
 
Spinner Peacemore Zimwa (3-47 off nine) and medium-pacer Luke Jongwe (3-29 off 6.5) helped Zimbabwe to victory.
 
 
 

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