|Under 19 World Cup Qualifier: Ireland, July-August 2011|
Tame USA lose out on the final day
iCC Media Release
The USA team needed to beat Nepal at the Limavady Cricket Club to get through. Nepal batted first and posted a competitive 264 for nine in its 50 overs. The top-scorers for Nepal were Naresh Budayair (76: 94b, 5x4, 3x6) and Pradeep Airee (57: 57b, 3x4, 3x6).
But USA lost two wickets in the first over and the chase went out of control. Steven Taylor held the key to the chase. But once he fell for 52, USA’s dreams of qualifying ended.
Budayair’s knock fetched him the Man of the Match award: “I had to stay at the wicket and control the innings. I am glad, I was able to do that today. It all went well for us. I thought we had enough on the board. But till Steven Taylor was at the crease, we were a bit wary. Once Steven fell, we were certain of a win.’’