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  • 5:37 PM IST

    WIN WIN WIN! And Kenya beat Nepal by 5 wickets. Excellent batting by captain Rakep Patel. Patel finishes off in style with a six to Sompal Kami. He scored unbeaten 34 from 52.

  • 5:29 PM IST

    Sudden change and the target has been reduced to 94 from 26 overs. That means, Kenya need 5 from 15.

  • 5:27 PM IST

    KEN – 86/5 in 22 over: Play resumes and Kenya collects 6 from the 22nd over with a brilliant boundary by Gurdeep Singh to Shakti Gouchan. 18 needed from 42 balls.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    Players are back in the field and no change in target and overs left. Kenya need 24 from 45 balls.

  • 5:20 PM IST

    Umpires and team officials are discussing something after rain has stopped and covers have taken off from the ground.

  • 5:07 PM IST

  • 5:06 PM IST

    RAIN! And it interrupts the again. Covers have come and fans are standing with their umbrella’s. Kenya are currently at 80/5 from 21.2 overs.

  • 4:58 PM IST

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  • 4:54 PM IST

    WICKET! Sandip Lamichhane gets his man. Tries to sweep but trapped by another straighter lbw. Karan Kaul departs for 4. Kenya are now 71/5 from 18.5 overs. Gurdeep Singh joins Rakep Patel in the crease,

  • 4:46 PM IST

    WICKET! Sandip Lamichhane gets his man. Playing for the turn but the call came straight and Colins Obuya has been dismissed lbw. Obuya departs for 24. Kenya are now 65/4 from 16.4 overs. Karan Kaul joins skipper Rakep Patel in the middle.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    WICKET! Sandip Lamichhane gets his man. Playing for the turn but the call came straight and Colins Obuya has been dismissed lbw. Obuya departs for 24. Kenya are now 65/4 from 16.4 overs. Karan Kaul joins skipper Rakep Patel in the middle.

  • 4:40 PM IST

  • 4:39 PM IST

    KEN – 62/3 in 16 over: It is evident now that the scoring-rate is close to 4 now and Nepal bowlers are looking clueless on taking any further wicket. Meanwhile, Obuya and Patel are batting excellently and giving no chance to the bowlers to take their wicket. Patel’s batting has been a bit slow and from the other end, Obuya showing his experience playing freely. If they keep on playing the same way, they may chase the total in next 10 overs

  • 4:28 PM IST

    KEN – 48/3 in 13 over: Obuya and Patel are batting very sensibly. Not going for boundaries and only dealing in singles and doubles. That is the perfect way to chase this low total. Bowlers are getting good turn but not making use of their brain as they are only turning the ball not bringing variations. Talking about the Nepali pacer Sompal Kami, he too seems to believe in bowling only short-deliveries. And that is the difference between Nepal pacers and Kenyan fast bowlers. The Kenyan pacers were bowling mostly on good length or full-length. Despite not having quality spinners, the Kenyan bowlers excellently and that is what Nepal bowlers need to learn.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    KEN – 38/3 in 10 overs: Despite losing three wickets, Obuya and Patel are batting quite cleverly. Dealing only in singles and run-rate is quite decent too. Leg-spinner Sandip Lamichhane introduced in the 10th over and conceded boundary off the third ball. He is getting good turn but Kenyan batters have batted better.

  • 4:04 PM IST

  • 4:03 PM IST

    KEN – 22/3 in 7 overs: Two wickets on first two deliveries by Sagar Pun. That is how this over started. Pun had a chance to take hat-trick but could not. He removed Dhiren Gondaria and then opener Irfan Karim. Veteran Kenyan batsman Colins Obuya and captain Rakep Patel have arrived at the crease.

  • 3:56 PM IST

    KEN – 20/1 in 6 overs: No ball, wide and no runs from free hit. That is how the 6th over started by Sompal Kami. It followed with a bouncer but not much runs came from the over.

  • 3:51 PM IST

    KEN – 16/1 in 5 overs: After bowling 10 consecutive dot balls, Regmi finally concede some runs and that too in the form of a SIX. Dhiren Gondaria opens his account in style. Three bowlers have bowled so far — Sagar Pun, Sompal Kami and Basant Regmi.

  • 3:45 PM IST

    WICKET! Opener Alex Obanda gifts his wicket to Nepal’s star bowler Basant Regmi. Kenya are now 8/1 from 2 overs.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    It’s no ball again on the first ball of the innings.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    Nepal will not bat again. Kenya have been given the target of 104 from 29 overs (D/L method).

  • 3:22 PM IST

    Good news! Rain has stopped but the outfield is quite wet and muddy.

  • 2:57 PM IST

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  • 2:26 PM IST

    And Rain comes again. The match has been stopped for now.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    NEP – 112/8 in 36 overs: Shakti and Sompal continuing their battle. The duo batted quite impressively. Also, their stand of 30 runs so far is the highest by Nepal in this innings.

  • 2:18 PM IST

    NEP – 103/8 in 35 overs: Shakti and Sompal continues Nepal batting and the scoring rate has also gone up. Seems like these two should be in top order.

  • 2:16 PM IST

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Hello and welcome to live cricket score and updates of the 35th match of ICC World Cricket League Championship 2015-16-17 between Nepal and Kenya at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. I am Abhishek Kumar, and I will be live-blogging on this contest. This will be a 50-over match and will be considered as List A match and not international. The ground of Kirtipur will host an ICC WCL Championship for the third time and has been quite lucky for Nepal as their two out of three wins have come at this venue. ALSO READ: Nepal vs Kenya, Preview

Looking at the players of both the sides, Nepal skipper Paras Khadka is at second spot in the list of leading run-scorers in the tournament with 352 runs from 8 matches at 44. Whereas, Kenya’s leading run-scorer Irfan Karim is at 8th spot in the list with 279 runs at 39.5.

Among the bowlers, Nepal are once again ahead of Kenya. Basant Regmi — slow left-arm orthodox — is the leading wicket-taker from Nepal with 12 wickets at 23.83 and Kenya’s highest wicket-taker Sompal Kami has got only 10 wickets in eight matches. In Kenya, none of the batsmen average in 40s. But one should not forget that they have got an experienced player in Colins Obuya, who has been with the team since 2001. Not to forget his role in helping Kenya qualify to the semi-final of the World Cup in 2003.

Despite all this, one should not forget that Kenya have won more matches than Nepal but since this match will be played in the latter’s home, the advantage shifts to the hosts and they will look to continue their home domination. All in all, it seems to be an enthralling clash between both these teams at Kirtipur with the stadium filled with energetic Nepal fans.