Sanath Jayasuriya, failed with bat but took 2 for 10 while bowling © AFP
Sanath Jayasuriya, failed with bat but took 2 for 10 while bowling © AFP (File Photo)

A disciplined showing by the bowlers helped the World XI side to beat Nepal by a healthy margin of 37 runs in the earthquake fundraising T20 Match at Kuala Lumpur. Chasing 136 to win in 20 overs, Nepal were all out for just 98. None of their batsmen put up any fight with bat. Their middle order collapsed in front of of the spinners. Suresh Navaratnam was the most successful bowler for World XI, taking 3 for 27 in his four overs. The Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya has also taken two for 10. For Nepal, Anil Mandal and Raju Rijal were join-highest scorers with 17. Live Updates: Live Cricket Score Nepal vs World XI earthquake fundraising T20 Match at Kuala Lumpur

Earlier in the first half, Nepal bowlers bowled exceptionally and restricted restricted the World XI side to just 135. World XI skipper Sanath Jayasuriya won the toss and decided to bat first on pitch which looked excellent for batting. They started well but Nepal bounced back with regular wickets in quick successions. From 69 for one in eighth over, the World XI side was restricted to 104 for seven in the 15th over. Opener Marcus Stoinis top scored for them with 48. At the end, Bangladesh international cricketer, Abdur Razzak scored 16 of seven balls as World XI crossed the 130-run mark. They failed to bat out their 20 overs, as all the Nepal bowlers apart from Sompal Kami were amongst wickets. Watch: Free live cricket streaming online Nepal vs World XI earthquake fundraising T20 Match at Kuala Lumpur

The Nepal team is coming off an disappointing tour of Europe. They are being led by Paras Khadka. Whereas, the World XI team has a nice mixture of current and former players, with the most accomplished player in their ranks being the legendary former Sri Lankan opener and skipper Jayasuriya. The other members of the side includes, the former Pakistan captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif, Bangladesh spin duo Abdur Razzak and Sohag Gazi as well as the Australian cricketers, Steve O’Keefe and Marcus Stoinis. Venugopal Rao is the Indian representative in this team.

Brief Scores:

World XI 135 in 19.4 overs (Marcus Stoinis 48, Abdur Razza 16*; Avinash Karn 17 for 2, Sarad Vesawkar 2 for 17) beat Nepal 98 in 19.2 overs (Anil Mandal 17, Raju Rijal 17; Suresh Navaratnam 3 for 27, Sanath Jayasuriya 2 for 10) by 37 runs.