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Rain deny Nepal a victory in Sri Lanka

Rain denied Nepal a victory in the second three-day match against Sri Lanka Combined-XI in their tour of Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The Sri Lanka Combined XI who began their second day from 10-1 with still 21 runs behind Nepal’s first innings score of 193 all out were bundled out for 95 after Karan KC and Som Pal Kami shared nine wickets between them.

But rain played spoilsport as no game was possible after the end of lunch as Nepal’s first victory in nine years in a three-day game was ruined by rain. Karan, playing his second match for the national team, finished with the figures of 5-25 from 6.5 overs, while Som Pal took 4-48 from 9.5 overs.

Nuwan Liyanapathiran top scored with 31 runs for the hosts, while Lihuru Jayaratne scored 25 from 17. The rain had also washed out the first day of the game with only 34 overs possible.

Som Pal Kami won his second consecutive man-of-the-match award for picking up 10 wickets in the two innings of the second three-day. Som Pal had also taken eight wickets in the first three-day game.

Sri Lanka Combined-XI had made 163 all out in the first innings while Nepal replied with 193 all out in their second. Subash Khakurel had made 55 in Nepal’s first innings.

Nepal will now continue their Sri Lanka tour with their first every Twenty20 International Bilateral Series — a three-match tournament — against Hong Kong from November 19. Nepal will also play a 50-over game against Hong Kong.

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