First ever one-day international victory for Amstelveen Nepal
First ever one-day international victory for Amstelveen Nepal

On Friday the Amstelveen Nepal defeated the Netherlands by one run off the last ball on to record their first ever one-day international victory. Chasing the score of 217 to win, Netherlands were comfortably placed at 114-2 at one stage, before the loss of their next seven wickets for 71.

The final duo Paul van Meekeren (12) and Fred Klaassen (13) stabilised the ship to leave the home side needing six off the last over.

However, needing one run to tie and two to win off the last ball, Klaassen was taken down with a run out by Nepal skipper Paras Khadka off his own bowling to give the sport's newest one-day international side a thrilling win.

On Wednesday the series finished 1-1 after Netherlands won the first match at the same venue by 55 runs.

Earlier, Sompal Kami, batting at eight, top-scored for Nepal with 61 off 46 balls with five boundaries and three sixes. Khadka added 51 with six fours and two sixes as Nepal recovered from 88-5 to reach 216 all out in the 49th over.

For the Dutch, Wesley Barresi top-scored with 71, an innings which marked eight boundaries.

Teenage leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of the Nepal bowlers with 3-41.


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