Nepal vice captain Gyanendra Malla smashed a century to help his side to a massive 288-run victory over Bologna Cricket Club in its first warm-up game ahead of the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 4 event in Bologna, Italy on Tuesday.
Winning the toss at Medicina Cricket Ground, Nepal elected to bat and scored a mammoth 367-6 in 50 overs with top scores from Malla (128), skipper Paras Khadka (86) and Anil Mandal (60).
In reply, the local club was dismissed for only 79 all out in the 28th over, with Binod Kumar Das (4-31) and Basant Regmi (3-6) being the pick of the bowlers for the Nepalese team.
In the other game of the day, the Cayman Islands defeated Trentino Cricket Club by 109 runs. The Cayman Islands made 268-9 off 50 overs, before bowling out Trentino for 159 all out.
Nepal will play Cayman Islands in its next warm-up game on Thursday ahead of its Division 4 opening match against the USA on Saturday, 14 August at the Pianora Grounds.