Nepal vs Namibia 121st Match ICC CWCL2 2023 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Nepal vs Namibia 121st Match ICC CWCL2 2023 - ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 - The 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualification process of the 121st ODI match played between Namibia and Nepal at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur in 14th February 2023.

Kushal Bhurtel celebrates his maiden century © CAN / Twitter

A brilliant maiden century from Kushal Bhurtel and Rohit Paudel's superb half-century helped to Nepal record two-wicket victory over Namibia, despite a Michael van Lingen's magnificent 133 in the 121st match of a Cricket World Cup League 2.

Match Stats : 
  • Nepal chased 286 was their highest successful run-chase in One-day international cricket history, previous highest chase was 255 against UAE at ICCA Dubai in 2019.
  • Kushal Bhurtel became the first Nepal batsman to score a century against Namibia in ODI cricket history.
  • Kushal Bhurtel became the fourth Nepal batsman to score a hundred in One-day internationals after Paras Khadka, Rohit Paudel and Dipendra Singh Airee.
  • Kushal Bhurtel's 115 was his highest score for Nepal in One-day international and the highest-score by an Nepal batsman against Namibia in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 75 held by Gyanendra Malla at Windhoek in the last year.
  • Michael van Lingen became the first player to scored two centuries against Nepal in ODI cricket history.
  • Michael van Lingen became the first Namibian batsman to scored two centuries in One-day international cricket history.
  • 124 : Michael van Lingen and Gerhard Erasmus set up the record third-wicket partnership for Namibia against Nepal in One-day international, previously held by the 99-run stand between these same pair at Windhoek in the last year and the Namibia's joint highest third-wicket stand in ODIs, jointly 124-run stand held by between JP Kotze and Gerhard Erasmus against PNG at Lauderhill in 2019.
  • Karan KC became the first Nepal bowler to claimed a five-for against Namibia in ODI cricket history.
  • Karan KC's 5 for 61 was his third best bowling figures for Nepal in One-day international and the best bowling figures by an Nepal bowler against Namibia in ODIs, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 29 held by Sandeep Lamichhane at Ayr in the last year.

Namibia scored 285 for all-out in 50 overs with top scorer by Michael van Lingen cracked a career-best 133 off 137-balls - which was his 3rd ODI hundred & his second century against Nepal in ODIs - including 9-fours & 5-sixes.

Gerhard Erasmus struck 56 off 79-balls including 3-sixes & 2-fours,  Zane Green blasted a 34 off 19-balls included 4-fours & a six with strike rate of 178.94.

Nepal best bowler by Karan KC claimed a 5-wickets for 61-runs in 10-overs including a maiden, Sandeep Lamichhane picked up 3-wickets and one for Kushal Malla - Sompal Kami.

Nepal chased 287-8 in 47.4 overs with top scorer by Kushal Bhurtel struck 115 off 113-balls - which was his 1st ODI hundred.

Rohit Paudel cracked a 72 off 76-balls including 7-fours & 3-sixes, Sundeep Jora hit 28 off 24-balls included 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 116.66.

Gyanendra Malla scored 25 off 35-balls including 4-fours and Karan KC cracked a unbeaten 20 off 12-balls included 2-sixes & a four with strike rate of 166.66.

Namibia best bowler by Ruben Trumpelmann picked up 3-wickets, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton took 3-wickets and one for Tangeni Lungameni.

Kushal Bhurtel named Player of the match for his match-winning career-best 115-runs knocked off facing 113-balls including 10-fours and 4-sixes.

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