The Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground has previously been the scene of a rather infamous encounter between Nepal and the USA, when with the home side facing defeat during a 2010 World Cricket League tournament, there was serious crowd trouble with rocks being thrown onto the field.

Both teams have moved on since then both in terms of personnel - Paras Khadka was the only player from that match to play today - and in ranking. That match was in Division Five of the World Cricket League, whilst both teams now have ODI status and are playing in the second tier of international 50 over cricket. The crowd of over 10,000, whilst as raucous as ever, are certainly no longer a cause of concern for those on the field of the play.

That was helped of course by a commanding bowling performance from the Nepal attack in the USA run chase. Faced with the task of defending a low total of 190, Nepal opened with a pace/spin combination with Karan KC bowling from one end and the leg-spin of Sandeep Lamichhane - missing the Big Bash League final to play in this tri-series.

Four wickets fell in the first four overs, with the fifth following in the 11th to leave the visitors struggling on 27-5. Hampshire's Ian Holland stood firm to score 75, but the next highest score was extras with 20. Only two other batsmen were able to reach double figures as the USA were bowled out for 155 to lose by 35 runs. Karan KC was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets for just 15 runs.

Earlier, Nepal's top order had also struggled and were on 49 when the fifth wicket fell in the 21st over. But fifties from Kushal Malla - becoming the youngest to score a men's ODI fifty - and Binod Bhandari helped them post that total of 190 which proved to be enough.

Questions will be raised in US circles about their tactics - whilst the majority of overs bowled by Nepal came from spinners, just four overs of spin were sent down by the USA.

The Americans do remain on top of the CWC League 2 table though, ahead of Oman on net run rate. Those two sides will meet on Tuesday, but Oman will get a chance to take top spot tomorrow when they take on Nepal.