Netherlands will look to win the series 4-0 © Getty Images
Netherlands will look to win the series 4-0 © Getty Images

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Live cricket score: Nepal 141/7 | Target 140 |Overs 19.4 – Nepal win by 3 wickets

Sompal Kami 8(2) Basant Regmi 2(2)

Ahsan Malik starts the last over in the perfect fashion, striking with his first over, Airee is bowled first ball. Two runs off the next ball and then a single. 3 needed in 3 balls. FOUR! Sompal Kami faces his second ball and hits a boundary to win the game for Nepal. What a game for them, but they will be happy with the win at last, Netherlands win the series 3-1!

OUT! P Airee b Malik 6 (4b)

Live cricket score: Nepal 134/6 | Target 140 |Overs 19

Pradeep Airee 6(2) Sompal Kami 4(1)

Mudassar Bukhari to bowl the penultimate over of the game. He starts with a couple on the first ball but a dot ball next. A single on the third ball of the edge. A leg bye results on the fourth ball. OUT! A superb catch to dismiss Khadka and Sompal Kami comes in and hits a four on the first ball he faces. What a crucial blow for Nepal!

OUT! Khadka c Borren b Mudassar Bukhari 54 (40)

Live cricket score: Nepal 126/5 | Target 140 |Overs 18

Paras Khadka 51(36) Pradeep Airee 6(2)

Ahsan Malik bowls another good over for Nepal which starts with a triple. Netherlands have bowled a few extras which have not helped their case. And against the run of play, Malik bowls Sharad. The game continues to be a thriller with momentum swinging from one side to the other. FOUR! Airee now hits a boundary off the last ball of the over. 14 needed in 12 balls.

OUT! S Vesawkar b Malik 12 (16b)

Live cricket score: Nepal 115/4 | Target 140 |Overs 17

Paras Khadka 50(35) Sharad Vesawkar 9(13)

Ahsan Malik is called back on. He starts off well with three singles of the first three balls. And just two runs off the next two balls. Superb over in the context of the game. Khadka spots the game going away and slinks down to have a go and gets an edge down to third man. And finishes the over with another boundary. Good comeback from Nepal.

Live cricket score: Nepal 96/4 | Target 140 |Overs 15

Paras Khadka 37(27) Sharad Vesawkar 5(9)

Rippon bowls another tidy over but concedes four byes. Both batsmen are not taking any risks and taking the game down the wire. Skipper Khadka is key here for Nepal.

Live cricket score: Nepal 80/4 | Target 140 |Overs 13

Paras Khadka 29(22) Sharad Vesawkar 1(2)

Rippon called back on. He bowls a good over and the results come in the next over as van der Merwe traps Bhandari in front of the stumps. This has been a good game for van der Merwe, he has backed up his unbeaten 40 with couple of wickets to keep his side in the game.

OUT! Binod Bhandari lbw van der Merwe 13(14)

Live cricket score: Nepal 72/3 | Target 140 |Overs 11

Binod Bhandari 11(10) Paras Khadka 24(16)

Peter Seelar comes in and bowls a good over to start with, not giving away any boundaries. Paul van Meekeren bowls from the other end. Both the batsmen though are content with rotating the strike and are not taking any undue risks.

Live cricket score: Nepal 56/3 | Target 140 |Overs 9

Binod Bhandari 3(3) Paras Khadka 18(11)

Michael Rippon comes on to bowl. He gives away 7 runs in the over as Khadka finishes the over with a reverse sweep to third man fence. Mandal thought gets run out in the next over. Bhandari is the new man in for Nepal.

OUT! Anil Mandal run-out 9(16)

Live cricket score: Nepal 42/2 | Target 140 |Overs 7

Anil Mandal 8(13) Paras Khadka 10(5)

Muddassar Bukhari bowls from the other end. Malla is getting the runs here for Nepal. He has already hit three boundaries in his stay at the crease.  Malla gets leg before to Ahsan Malik. Khadka has shown good intent and gets starting with a boundary and follows it up with another.

OUT! Gyanendra Malla lbw b Malik 18 (22b)

Live cricket score: Nepal 27/1| Target 140 |Overs 5

Anil Mandal 6(9) Gyanendra Malla 17(19)

Muddassar Bukhari bowls from the other end. Malla is getting the runs here for Nepal. He has already hit three boundaries in his stay at the crease.

Live cricket score: Nepal 8/1| Target 140 |Overs 1

Anil Mandal 0(0) Gyanendra Malla 4(4)

The two Nepal openers come out to bat. Sagar Pun starts the innings well with a loft over covers for a boundary but falls second ball trying the same shot. Malla gets off the mark with a boundary.

OUT! Sagar Pun c van Meerkeren b van der Merwe 4(2)


Live cricket score: Netherlands 139/7 | Overs 20

Roelef van der Merwe 40(27) Michael Rippon 22(14)

A good first half for Nepal as they have restricted Netherlands to a modest total. van der Merwe and Rippon have got them something to bowl at with a quick stand. This is Nepal’s best chance to win a game and level the series. Do join us in a while for the chase.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 113/7 | Overs 18

 Roelef van der Merwe 19(19) Michael Rippon 18(10)

van der Merwe has all the responsibility of getting Netherlands to a good total here. Gauchan bowls his final over for just 6 runs to finish with 4-0-18-0! Kami bowls an expensive over, giving away 13 runs.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 83/7 | Overs 15

Roelef van der Merwe 3(5) Michael Rippon 0(1)

A good over from Regmi. He accounts for the wicket of Peter Borren who is caught by Malla. Peter Seelar comes out to bat, gets off the mark and then is out leg before to Sagar Pun. Pun continues his superb form taking out two more wicket in the over to finish with figures of 4-0-26-3!

OUT! Peter Borren c Malla b Regmi 27(25)

OUT! Peter Seelar lbw Pun 1(2)

OUT! Mudassar Bukhari st Bhandari b Pun 1(2)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 75/4 | Overs 13

Peter Borren 26(23) Roelef van der Merwe 3(5)

Gauchan comes back on for a spell. He bowls a tight 3-run over to begin with. Sagar Pun bowls from the other end and gives just 5 runs off it. Netherlands will want to finish strong.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 67/4 | Overs 11

Peter Borren 21(16) Roelef van der Merwe 0(0)

Paras Khadka brings himself on to bowl. 3 singles of the first three balls, Ahmed then hits a boundary wide of mid-on. A dot ball to end the over. Ahmed continues to do well, hits Regmi for a boundary in the next over but falls of the very last ball, going back to a fuller one and getting bowled.

OUT! Rahil Ahmed b Regmi 25(34)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 52/3 | Overs 9

Peter Borren 17(12) Rahil Ahmed 15(26)

KC Karan continues. He gives just 4 runs off the over that he bowls. Basant Regmi comes on to bowl from the other end. Both Borren and Ahmed are playing carefully. Gives away 9 runs from his first over. Netherlands slowly getting back in the game.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 41/3 | Overs 7

Peter Borren 12(7) Rahil Ahmed 9(19)

KC Karan is the new bowler for Nepal. Peter Borren welcomes him with a boundary down the ground. 7 runs off the over. 8 runs off the next over from Sagar Pun.

Live cricket score: Netherlands 26/3 | Overs 5

Peter Borren 1(1) Rahil Ahmed 5(13)

Gauchan bowls a tight over and it works wonders as Barresi is run out for a low score. Netherlands are off to a poor start here, losing wickets at regular intervals. Peter Borren is the new man in.

OUT! Wesley Barresi run out 6(7)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 23/2 | Overs 4

Wesley Barresi 5(3) Rahil Ahmed 3(11)

Sagar Pun comes into the attack. Cooper welcomes him with a nice cover drive. Pun has the last laugh as he bowls Ben Cooper. This is a superb start for Nepal. Wesley Barresi is the new man in. He too gets off the mark with a boundary.

OUT! Ben Cooper b Pun 8(5)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 13/1 | Overs 3

Ben Cooper 4(3) Rahil Ahmed 3(11)

Shakti Gauchan bowls the second over. Visee gets going with a boundary.  7 runs off that over from Gauchan. But Sompal cleans him up to strike early. Nepal will wish to keep taking wickets. Cooper gets off the mark with a boundary.

OUT! Tobias Visee b Sompal Kami 5(4)

Live cricket score: Netherlands 1/0 | Overs 1

Tobias Visee 0(1) Rahil Ahmed 1(5)

Sompal Kami bowls a tight first over giving just the one run with Tobias Visee and Rahil Ahmed opening the batting for Netherlands.


Toss – Netherlands win the toss and elect to bat.

Netherlands: Rahil Ahmed, Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi(wk), Peter Borren(c), Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Rippon, Mudassar Bukhari, Paul van Meekeren, Ahsan Malik.

Nepal: Sagar Pun, Subash Khakurel, Gyanendra Malla, Paras Khadka(c), Binod Bhandari(wk), Sharad Vesawkar, Pradeep Singh Airee, Basant Regmi, KC Karan, Sompal Kami,Shakti Prasad Gauchan

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry‘s live coverage of the fourth and final Twenty20 International between Netherlands and Nepal in Rotterdam. Netherlands won the series 3-0 after Stephan Myburgh and bowlers beat Nepal by 18 runs in the 3rd T2oI at Rotterdam.

Netherlands will look to inflict a clean sweep as Nepal have struggled to cope with the pressure exerted by Netherlands. The hosts have always managed to find ways to stay in the game and they have won the key moments in the game. Read: Netherlands vs Nepal, 4th T20I at Rotterdam Preview: Nepal eye consolation win ahead of World T20 Qualifiers

Nepal will look to salvage some pride by winning the fourth and final T20I at Rotterdam. At least captain, Paras Kadka will hope so. He will want his team to get into the groove heading into the ICC World Twenty20  Qualifiers

Squads:

Netherlands: Peter Borren (c) , Tobais Visee (wk), Rahil Ahmed, Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Ahsan Malik, Stephen Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Thijs van Schelven.

Nepal: Paras Khadka (c), Subash Khakurel (wk), Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, KC Karan, Siddhant Lohani, Rajesh Magar, Gyanendra Malla, Avinash Karn, Anil Mandal, Jitendra Mukhiya, Basant Regmi, Sagar Pun, Sompal Kami, Sharad Vesawkar.

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