Nepal beat Hongkong to secure fourth position.
Babar Hayat , Captain of Hongkong won the toss and elected to Bat first. Fielding first has always been beneficial for Nepal . Sompal and Karan started from the two ends. Batsman had hard times with the runs. Parash Khadka brought Regmi within the first powerplay and that resulted Christopher’s Stump out of the ground. Basanta’s first wicket and the fall of Hongkong Batsman. Except 47 run inning of Nizakat Khan, no other batsman could do well.
Batsman were totally confused with sandy’s googly. His regular googly’s and turns forced Hongkong Batsman to play loose shots. Middle Order was totally destructed by Nepalese Spinners. Karan strucked two wickets in 48thOver to bundle Hongkong for 153 runs.
Chasing 154 , shouldn’t have been that hard for Team Nepal , as it became.Malla’s Six in the second of the inning , and Anil’s four in fourth ball gave Nepal flying start. Young Anil kept on smashing bowlers four. Both were looking good, but with three quick wickets of Malla, Shah and in-form Khadka Nepal faced deep trouble. Dipendra and Aarif , later on tried to go with the bowlers. After these both were sent cheaply , Sompal and Rohit constructed a base , struggled in middle , attacked in last and took Nepal home.
26 runs from 36 balls with the help of five boundaries from Anil Shah is quite admirable. With the stage from 60 runs for five wickets , Young Rohit and Sompal helped pull the match and kept the hope of Status alive.
Rohit Kumar Poudel played 48 run-inning off 84 balls and Sompal made 37 runs of 40 balls. These two guns partnered for 89 runs.
Rohit K. Poudel was awarded with Man of the Match. Nepal stepped up to fourth position and will be playing play-offs. Nepal will face Papua New Guinea on March 15 to assure the gain of ODI Status.