Howzzat! Nepal Beats USA In 5.2 Overs In International One-Dayer

by GoNews Desk 4 months ago Views 1034
Lowest ODI Total
The US cricket team was bundled out for just 35 against Nepal in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 fixture in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

The 35-run total is the joint lowest in ODI history as the USA equalled Zimbabwe's 16-year-old record. In 2004, Zimbabwe team was also dismissed for the same score (35) against Sri Lanka in Harare.

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Lowest ODI Score

The visiting side lasted just 12 overs after being put in to bat. Nepal now holds the record for the least balls taken to bowl out an opposition team.

After opting to field first, Nepal chose to attack with spin and the bowlers responded well. Experienced Sandeep Lamichhane, took 6/16 from his six-over spell while another spinner Sushan Bhari took the remaining four wickets.

In response, Nepal lost 2 wickets and took just 5.2 overs to chase down the meagre target. The win, by 8 wickets and with 268 balls to spare, puts Nepal in the list of biggest victors.

The 268-ball win margin is the fourth biggest in ODI history and trails England (277 balls, vs Canada in 1979), Sri Lanka ( 274 balls, vs Zimbabwe in 2001) and Sri Lanka again (272 balls, vs Canada in 2003).

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