ODI World Cup Qualifiers 2023: West Indies thump Nepal, Netherlands beat USA
The ninth and tenth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 saw West Indies defeat Nepal by massive 101 runs at the Harare Sports club and Netherlands edge past the USA by five wickets at the Takashinga Sports Club.
Asked to bat first in the ninth match, West Indies batters unleashed an onslaught on Nepal bowlers. The Caribbean innings were dominated by outstanding performances from Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran. Hope displayed his class and skill with a brilliant century, scoring 132 runs off just 129 deliveries. Meanwhile, Pooran was equally impressive and smashed quickfire 115 runs off 94 balls, providing solid support to Hope. Their partnership laid the foundation for a formidable total of 339 for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 50 overs. Lalit Rajbanshi was the pick of the bowlers for Nepal as he bagged three wickets for 52 runs in his quota of 10 overs.
In reply, Nepal batters fought hard but struggled to