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“We were very close…” Rohit Paudel on Losing against South Africa

Nepal Captain Rohit Paudel has expressed his gratitude towards his team and opened on the defeat in the T20 World Cup 2024 match against South Africa.

Nepal was scheduled to play in the 31st match of the ongoing World Cup against South Africa where they lost the match by one run. With their lost two group stage matches and one match ending with no result, Nepal has only one match to be played in the tournament. They have been knocked out of the tournament.

Nepal Won the toss and opted to bowl where South Africa scored 115 runs in 20 overs. Reeza Hendricks was the leading scorer for South Africa in the match as he scored 43 runs in 49 deliveries. Dipendra Singh picked three wickets conceding 21 runs while Kushal Bhurtel bagged four wickets for 19 runs.

With a target of 116 runs, Nepal opened their innings where they put up a tough fight against South Africa scoring 114 runs in their innings. Aasif Sheikh was the leading run scorer for Nepal in the match as he scored 42 runs. Shamsi picked four wickets for South Africa in the match helping the side to win the match.

Despite their defeat in the match against South Africa, Rohit Paudel seemed to be confident at the post-match presentation. While speaking after the match, “Very proud of the unit, especially the way we bowled and batted. We saw the wicket yesterday and thought it will be on the slower side. We saw that it helped spinners and thats when we introduced Kushal Bhurtel and carried on with the spinners.”

“We were so close yet a little far. We didn’t do well in the crunch moments but we fought very well. Well, be on the other side next time if we play teams like this more often. I want to thank the fans for supporting us. We are very grateful to them.”

Nepal still has one match left against Bangladesh which is set to be played on June 17 at Arnos Vale Stadium.

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