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Godleman hits half-century in defeat

Tuesday 5th November 2019
& News
Written by Stephen Martin

Billy Godleman’s 52 was not enough as the MCC were beaten by Nepal in the second 50-over match of the Legacy Tour. 

Godleman was in exhilarating form during his 38-ball innings, smashing eight fours and two sixes, while his opening partner Will Rhodes struck 54.

However, a first-wicket partnership of 73 was not built upon, and the MCC side were all out for 201 inside 40 overs, with Pawan Sarraf (4-31) and Lalit Rajbanshi (4-40) sharing eight wickets.

Yasir Arafat’s 3-43 helped reduce Nepal to 135-5, before a 70-run partnership between Binod Bhandari (52 not out) and Sarraf (38 not out) saw the hosts secure a five-wicket victory.

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The MCC Legacy Tour continues, with the side facing Nepal in a three-day first-class fixture which begins on Wednesday.

Match schedule

Matches to be played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu:

Wednesday 6 – Friday 8 November: v Nepal (first-class three-day match)
Saturday 9 November: v Mixed National Side/Under-19s (T20)

Matches to be played at the Pokhara Rangasala Cricket Ground, Pokhara:

Monday 11 November: v Pokhara Invitational XI (T20)
Tuesday 12 November: v Chief Minister’s XI (T20)

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