Nepal today inflicted a crushing defeat on the USA, bowling them out for just 35, the joint lowest score in ODIs.

The USA were batting first after Nepal captain Gyanendra Malla won the toss, and struggled against the spin of Sandeep Lamichhane and Sushan Bhari. Lamichhane took six wickets for 16 runs, the fifth best ODI bowling figures for a leg spin bowler. Bhari took the other four wickets, going for just 5 runs. As well as being the joint lowest ODI total, it was also the shortest completed innings.

Nepal somehow contrived to lose both openers in the second over of their chase, both bowled by Nosthush Kenjige, but still made short work of their target. Paras Khadka scored 20 from 12 balls to finish with the top score, whislt Dipendra Singh Airee finished things off with a six to complete the eight wicket win.

The entire match, including the innings break, lasted 100 minutes.

The Americans will be hosting the next leg of CWC League 2 when they take on the UAE and Scotland in Florida in April. Nepal's next action in this tournament is also pencilled in for April when they travel to Namibia to take on the hosts and Scotland.

Their more immediate concern will be at the end of this month when they travel to Thailand to take on the hosts, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore in an ACC Eastern Region T20I tournament that serves as a qualifier for the next Asia Cup. However, with some sports events recently being cancelled in Thailand due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, it remains to be seen if that tournament will go on as scheduled.