Nepal claim U16 Eastern Asian Title

Nepal claimed the Under 16 Eastern ACC title by virtue of a 71 run win over Singapore at Terdthai Cricket Ground in Bangkok.

Batting first Bishal Bikran hit 4 fours and cleared the ropes once as he top scored with 63 in a Nepal total of 183 for 6.

Narayan Joshi gave the innings late impetus with a breezy cameo of 46 from just 23 deliveries (5 fours, 1 six).

Ishaan Sawney (2-31) was the pick of the Singapore bowling unit.

In reply Singapore reached 63 for 2 with Sai Harsha Venugopal making 32, but with the required rate creeping up, scoreboard pressure took its toll.

Eight wickets tumbled for 49 as Singapore were dismissed for 112 - three wickets apiece for Ajay Kumar Loniya (3-16) and Sirya Tamanag (3-20).

Sawney gained some consolation for the loss as he was name Player-of-the-Tournament, while China were awarded the spirit of cricket accolade.