Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Cricket Team out of Contention for Tournament after Narrow Loss to Nepal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Cricket Team out of Contention for Tournament after Narrow Loss to Nepal

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Canada cricket team loses out in qualifier

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WINDHOEK, Namibia - Canada's cricket team was at the wrong end of a thrilling finish against Nepal in ICC World Cricket League Division 2 play Wednesday.

Led by Srimantha Wijeratne's unbeaten 103 after being put into bat, the Canadian men put up a score of 195 for nine in their 50 overs and looked well-positioned for a victory that would send them to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.

Nepal (4-1) was reduced to its last wicket in the 43rd over at 144 for eight. But a 51-run partnership between Karan KC (42) and Sandeep Lamichhane (5) led Nepal to a one-run victory.

Nepal needed eight off the final over. Canadian bowler Cecil Pervez blanked Karan KC for the first four balls but the Nepalese No. …

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