The first of 24 tri-series that make up the second edition of Cricket World Cup League 2 began in Nepal today with Namibia beating the hosts in the first match of a tri-series that also involves the Netherlands.

Namibian captain Gerhard Erasmus won the toss and chose to bowl first, with Nepal quickly finding themselves on the back foot on 21-4, Ruben Trumpelmann and debutant Jack Brassell each picking up a brace of wickets.

After Bhim Sharki and Kushal Malla put on 46 for the fifth wicket, wickets began to fall regularly with Gerhard Erasmus taking 5-28 to bowl the home side out for 132.

Namibia lost six wickets in their reply, but scored runs quicker than Nepal, chasing down their target in 33 overs to win by four wickets, JJ Smit hitting the winning runs with a six. Jan Frylinck top scored with 34, whilst Sompal Kami was the pick of the bowlers with 3-32.

The result ended Nepal's 15 match winning run in home ODIs, and they have just tomorrow to rest before their next game, against the Netherlands on Saturday. Namibia play the Netherlands in their next match on Monday.