Records tumble in Nepal as Sandeep Lamichhane’s 6-wicket haul bundles out USA for lowest ODI total

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Sandeep Lamichhane. (Image Source: DNA)

In the ongoing League 2 Cricket World Cup tournament, Nepal hosted the United States of America (USA) at Kirtipur for the 28th match.

The game turned out to be a rapid one-sided contest with Delhi Capitals and Nepalese star Sandeep Lamichhanne picking up six wickets in an innings. With career-best figures of 6-16 in six overs, the leg-spinner ran through the American side as they managed to post the joint lowest total in ODI cricket (35).

Earlier, the unwanted record stood with Zimbabwe who were bundled out for the same score against Sri Lanka in Harare, back in 2004.

The entire team of USA was bundled out within 12 overs, with fellow left-arm spinner Sushan Bhari clinching the remaining four wickets in three overs, conceding just five runs.

The crowd full of fanatics in Nepal, witnessing cricket for the first time in their country through the tournament, was only treated to action for 17.2 overs in total. This is now the shortest match in the history of ODI cricket in terms of overs bowled.

With this effort, Nepal becomes the quickest team to dismiss an opposition. USA’s batting order capitulated with the introduction of spin as they lost their last nine wickets within a span of just eight runs.

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