Watch: Kushal Bhurtel’s exceptional fielding hands Nepal crucial wicket, video goes viral

Nepal defeated the Netherlands by five wickets.

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Nepal emerged victorious against the Netherlands in the fifth clash of the ongoing tri-series, which also featured Namibia. Nepal and the Netherlands will play at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday, March 2. 

As part of registering a brilliant victory, one of the biggest highlights of the game came in the first innings of the clash. In the 19th over of the Netherlands’ innings, it was the brilliant fielding effort of Kushal Bhurtel that stopped a guaranteed six and converted the moment into a wicket. 

The Netherlands' Roelof van der Merwe played a shot towards long-on; the shot looked to be clearing the boundary. However, Bhurtel made a sensational jump to stop the ball and threw it at the wicketkeeper, which resulted in Kingma’s dismissal for just four runs. 

The clip of Bhurtel’s fielding prowess has been doing the rounds in the social media domain, as the Nepal star has quickly gone viral on several platforms.

Check out Kushal Bhurtel's mind-boggling fielding here:

Nepal defeated Netherlands by six wickets

The fifth T20I between Nepal and the Netherlands began with the Dutch side coming in to bat first after winning the toss. The side got off to a subpar start as opener Michael Levitt was dismissed for four runs, and Max O'Dowd scored 31 runs as well. However, the rest of the batters could not amount to much. Skipper Scott Edwards was sent packing for just 18 runs, Timm van der Gugten added 24 runs, and Roelof van der Merwe staying unbeaten for 23* runs as the Netherlands posted a total of 120 runs in the first innings. 

Pratis GC was the highest wicket-taker for Nepal with three wickets to his name, Karan KC, Kushal Malla took two wickets each, with Dipendra Singh Airee striking once. Aiming to chase down the target, Nepal were propelled to a win after skipper Rohit Paudel scored 46 runs in 34 deliveries and Gulsan Jha scored 38 runs in 36 deliveries as Nepal chased the total in 15.2 overs, winning the game by six wickets.

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