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ICC World Cricket League Division 2: Nepal pull off a thriller, qualify for final; Canada eliminated

Karan KC © Getty images
Karan KC © Getty pictures

Little did Canada look ahead to a last-ball mystery when Nepal had been nine wickets down for 144. Nepal pulled off a mystery chase as they gained via 1 wicket at the final ball of the fit after being virtually out of the competition in pursuit of 195 towards Canada in a do-or-die fit.

Issues had been going effectively until Cecil Pervez were given 2 wickets within the 7th over together with Paras Khadka for a golden duck. Dilip Nath and Dipendra Singh Airee added 50 for the fourth wicket partnership prior to Saad Bin Zafar stuck Airee off his personal bowling.

Karan’s heroics 

Karan KC got here in to bat after the wicket of Aarif Sheikh, who fought arduous prior to falling for 26 to Nikhil Dutta within the 43rd over. Canada had been virtually via with the fit at that level, however Karan held the fortress. He scored 42 no longer out with three fours and four sixes and added 51 for the final wicket with wonderboy Sandeep Lamichhane (five*), who had by no means scored greater than 2 in Record A cricket.

Brief issues

Along with his tempo and soar, Pervez removed Gyanendra Malla and Khadka in the similar over. He later pushed aside the well-set Nath for 41 with a brief ball. Nath fought arduous as wickets fell round him and had already hit five limitations.

Aarif Sheikh and Rohit Kumar Paudel added 46 for the seventh wicket. Play used to be interrupted two times because of lightning and a drizzle whilst they had been batting. That broke their momentum and Paudel fell to Satsimranjit Dhindsa. On the other hand, they gained’t thoughts a lot now as they’ve certified for the Global Cup Qualifiers 2018 at Zimbabwe.

Nepal will compete towards groups like West Indies, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Eire within the Global Cup Qualifiers.  They’re now one step clear of Global Cup 2019 which will likely be hosted within the British Isles.

Transient Ratings:

Canada 194 for eight (Srimantha Wijeratne 103*; Basant Regmi three for 34) misplaced to Nepal 195 for nine (Karan KC 42, Dilip Nath 41; Cecil Pervez three for 41) via 1 wicket.

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