Kathmandu, April 19 : Nepal has registered its second victory in Three Nations T-20 Cricket Series, defeating Malaysia by 9 wickets.
In the match held at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, on Monday, Nepal defeated Malaysia with ease, riding on a half century by Kushal Bhurtel.
Earlier on Saturday, Nepal had defeated Netherlands in the first match, also by 9 wickets. Nepal is in the top place with four points, whereas, this is the second continuous defeat for Malaysia.
Nepal chased down the 110 runs posted by Malaysia in just 12.1 overs losing only one wicket. Kusal remained not out with 61 runs. Similarly, Asif Sheikh scored 42 runs where Vice-captain Dipendra Singh remained not out with six runs.
Birandeep Singh took a wicket for Malaysia. Invited to bat first after losing the toss, Malaysia made 109 runs after losing all wickets in 16.5 overs.
Karan KC took three wickets while leg spinner Sandeep lamichhane took two. Sompal Kami, Dipendra Singh Airi, Shahab Alam and Kushal Malla took one wicket each.
Nepal will play its third match against the Netherlands on Tuesday. After losing its inaugural match against the host, the Netherlands defeated Malaysia in its second match.