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Aggressive approach cost us

Nepal’s aggressive approach was the reason behind their worst display against Ireland in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers Group ‘A’ gameon Monday. Nepal were bundled out for a paltry 53, their lowest total in Twenty20 Internationals and second lowest in the game’s history after none of the batsmen managed to stick to the crease. 
Dassanayake said his was not able to cope with the seaming conditions once they began with a differenct approach. “We didn’t bat well at all. The wicket was seaming a lot but there should be no excuse for the loss,” Dassanayake told after the loss. 
“We tried something different being aggressive and went after their bowling because we knew that beating Ireland was the only way for us to be the No. 1 team (in Group ‘A’. 
We tried something extra,” added the coach.
Nepal’s aggressive approach was clearly visible when Pradeep Airee was sent at No.3 in place of Gyanendra Malla. Sagar Pun played some big shots in the start of the innings but hurried to go further big giving away his wicket in the sixth over.
Both of Nepal’s aggressive batsmen — Pradeep Airee and Binod Bhandari — were out for first ball ducks — while Sagar (20) and skipper Paras Khadka (10) were the only batsmen to make runs in double figures.
Dassanayake said his side has been playing under tough conditions reiterating there would be no room for excuses and showed confidence to bounce back in the tournament. “We will come back. We will work hard and do well in the remainder of our games,” added the coach. 
Nepal, who currently are at the fourth spot in Group ‘A’, and play Hong Kong up next on Wednesday. With the fixtures against Papua New Guinea and Jersey also lining up, Nepal must win all their remaining three games to remain in contention to qualify for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
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