Nepal and the USA have what you might call a "bit of previous". From a riot-marred match in Kathmandhu back in 2010 to some rather ill-advised comments last year by Ali Khan and all points in between. Last year the teams played out a tie in Texas, but the contest was a little more unbalanced today with Nepal rounding out winners in relatively straight forward fashion.
Ali Khan was serving the second game of a two-match suspension arising from an ill-tempered match against Jersey earlier this year, with Nepal also down a key pace bowler due to Sompal Kami's hand injury against Zimbabwe on Sunday.
The absence of Kami wasn't felt at the start of the USA innings - who were put into bat after Rohit Paudel won the toss - with Karan KC taking four wickets during the powerplay overs to leave the Americans reeling on 18-4. Sushant Modani and Sunday's centurion Gajanand Singh steadied things somewhat with a 47 run partnership for the fifth wicket.
That pairing ended when Singh was out for 26, whilst Modani fell for 42 six overs later. The innings would have looked rather anemic though were it not for a battling century by Shayan Jahangir.
With a previous ODI best of 39 he was an unlikely centurion, but he finished the innings unbeaten on 100 from 79 balls. The final USA total was 207 with the last wicket falling from the final ball of the 49th over.
What could have been a tricky chase for Nepal as recently as last year was much more striaghtforward for the current Nepal batting line-up. Bhim Sharki scored an unbeaten 77 - his highest score in ODIs - to help Nepal get their campaign back on track with a six wicket win.
Both teams are back in action on Thursday, with Nepal playing West Indies for the first time and USA coming up against the Netherlands.