Live Updates

  • 7:25 PM IST

    Live: Netherlands 96/3 vs Nepal – Stephan Myburgh 33(41), Roelof van der Merwe 4(6)

    Netherlands have come out hard and won the game by seven wickets after a terrific bowling performance to dismantle Nepal for a mere score of 94. Nepal had a torrid time on the field as hey weren’t up to the mark. After a few hiccups, Netherlands eventually posted 96 after losing coupe of wickets in the end. Myburgh played a good hand with his 33 and stood his ground at one end. Nepal bowlers didn’t have enough runs on the board to battle for as a result of which the Netherlands’ batsmen looked to attack right from the outset of their innings.

  • 6:56 PM IST

    Live: Netherlands 70/1 vs Nepal – Stephan Myburgh 22(32), Wesley Barresi 37(32)

    Netherlands need 25 more runs to register a fine victory with nine wickets i hand. Barresi has stuck to his guns and played a match-winning knock with Myburgh equally supporting at the other end. A victory for Nepal looks implausible.

  • 6:13 PM IST

    Live: Netherlands 65/1 vs Nepal – Stephan Myburgh 21(28), Wesley Barresi 33(24)

    It’s Lunch and Netherlands are well-placed at 65 for the loss of one wicket. Nepal bowlers are struggling to chip a wicket and a victory is just 30 runs away for Netherlands. Barresi looked in a hurry and has taken on the Nepal bowlers.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    Live: Netherlands 59/1 vs Nepal – Stephan Myburgh 20(26), Wesley Barresi 28(21)

    Netherlands not wasting any time whatsoever in chasing the target and are batting with immense confidence. Wesley Barresi looks set for a quick fifty and has ben scoring runs at a brisk pace. Myburgh has is also supporting equally from the other hand and Netherlands might chase it down within 15 over it seems.

  • 5:47 PM IST

    Live: Netherlands 22/1 vs Nepal – Stephan Myburgh 5(11), Wesley Barresi 9(5)

    Nepal have drawn the first blood in the form of Michael Rippon and need a much of it with the new ball. The ball is doing some movement but Netherlands have a good side and Barresi looks in good touch. The target is not at all challenging and Nepal will have to come up with some miraculous performance to contain Netherlands.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 94 all out vs Netherlands – Basant Regmi 7(21)

    Sompal Kami, Karan KC and Sandeep Lamichhane fell in quick successions as Nepal has been bundled out for 94 in 38.1 overs. Timm van der Gugten was the pick of the bowler with three scalps to his name along with Michael Rippon. Roelof van der Merwe also chipped in two wickets. Mudassar Bukhari picked a wicket so as Paul van Meekeren contributing with a wicket each. Netherlands now have an easy target and just need to stick to the basic to achieve it.

  • 5:03 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 89/7 vs Netherlands – Sompal Kami 8(21), Basant Regmi 7(14)

    Netherlands’ bowlers are running through the Nepal batting line-up. Sompal Kami is looking good and trying to garner as many runs as possible. With the tail open, Netherlands will look to dismantle them as early as possible.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 76/6 vs Netherlands – Sharad Vesawkar 14(70), Sompal Kami 4(8)

    Nepal are losing their way out in the middle with Vesawkar the only man fighting alone. Wickets are falling from the other hand and Vesawkar lacking support. Netherlands continue to scalp wickets and not letting Nepal make a comeback. Binod Bhandari has ben dismissed for a score of 9 as Nepal find themselves in deep trouble. 150 looks implausible at the moment =.

  • 4:14 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 63/5 vs Netherlands – Sharad Vesawkar 12(55), Binod Bhandari 1(4)

    Nepal are in hot water after losing two more wickets in the form of Sagar Pun and Raju Rijal in quick successions. Netherlands are dominating this game as half of the Nepal side are back in the pavilion at a mere score. Nepal have a mountain to climb ahead of them as Netherlands bowlers are looking in good rhythm. Nepal need a miraculous innings at the moment whereas Netherlands will look to clean up things as early as possible.

  • 3:56 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 53/3 vs Netherlands – Sharad Vesawkar 9(46), Sagar Pun 5(22)

    Nepal will have to build a platform for the next batsmen to capitalise on. Vesawkar and Pun have got their eyes in and should now look to punish loose deliveries and rotate the strike. Netherlands need another wicket to put more pressure on Nepal and are looking to attack.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 42/3 vs Netherlands – Sharad Vesawkar 16(33), Sagar Pun 3(11)

    Nepal are in all sorts of trouble after suffering two blows in quick successions. Anil Mandal and Paras Khadka have been dismissed by Roelof van der Merwe in the same over and the pressure is back on Nepal. Nepal will have to reassess their score and their strategy as their primary aim hereon would be to play out 50 overs.

  • 3:13 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 29/1 vs Netherlands – Anil Mandal 16(33), Sharad Vesawkar 1(16)

    Nepal looking to weather the early storm as Mandal and Vesawkar are bidding time against the new ball and not taking any unnecessary risks at the moment. Netherlands bowlers look pumped and are hitting the right areas. Good cricket all around.
  • 2:54 PM IST

    Live: Nepal 23/1 vs Netherlands – Anil Mandal 11(14), Sharad Vesawkar 0(4)

    Gyanendra Malla has been dismissed by Timm van der Gugten with a beauty of a delivery, which crashed his timber. Netherlands have drawn the first blood and now look good for more wickets. Nepal need a partnership at the top. Sharad Vesawkar has walked out in the middle and will have to build a partnership with Anil Mandal.

  • 2:45 PM IST

    Nepal off to a steady start with both the batsmen looking solid out in the middle. The ball is moving a bit and all Nepal openers need to do is bid time against the new ball.

  • 2:29 PM IST

    Netherlands won the toss and elected to field first.

Greetings everyone! Welcome to CricketCountry’s live match coverage of the One-Day International (ODI) match between Netherlands and Nepal. This will be the 25th match of the ICC World Cricket League Championship. The match will be played at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. Netherlands are currently placed at No.1 on the Points Table with 10 points from 6 games, having won four of them. Nepal are currently at the 6th position, having won just 2 games out of six. Its a must-win game for the Paras Khadka led-outfit to keep their hopes alive of qualifying for the ICC World Cup 2019. It won’t be an easy game for them though. Stay tuned as we bring you live updates.

The match offers plenty of excitement as their will many key battles to watch out. Dutch opening batsman Stephan Myburgh has a good record against Nepal. The contest between Myburgh who is sure to the open the innings for Netherlands and Sompal Kami, will be exciting to watch. Eyes will also be on Nepal skipper Paras Khadka and how he leads his bunch.

Netherlands started their campaign on a good note as they registered easy wins over Papua New Guinea and the UAE in both matches of the first and third rounds. Their match against Scotland in the second round, scheduled for September last year was a wash out as they shared points. On the other hand, Nepal’s didn’t begin too well but they have got back on track after third round matches against Namibia at home. Against Namibia in April, Nepal won their first win of the championship. Looking at the past records both teams have won a match each in 50-over meetings. Nepal’s coach Jagata Tamata is hopeful of beating Netherlands. Khadka also believes it is time for his team to deliver. Meanwhile, according to the weather forecast heavy rain is expected to play spoilsport.

Squads Nepal: Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Sharad Vesawkar, Anil Mandal, Raju Rijal, Binod Bhandari, Sagar Pun, Rajesh Pulami, Sunil Dhamala, Basanta Regmi, Shakti Gauchan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Bikram Sob

Netherlands: Peter Borren(c),Wesley Barresi (wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tim Gruijters, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Shane Snater, Sikander Zulfiqar, Max O’Dowd