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Nepal to chase 182 runs

Nepal has to chase the target of 182 in the match against Hong Kong to make sure to be qualified for the two days match to be held in Dubai on December as Hong Kong were all out making 181 runs in 41.5 overs.


In the match held at Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur Nepali captain Paras Khadka won the toss and choose to bat first.


Hong Kong was looking in form adding 71 runs by 12th over. But crisis man Basant Regmi broke the partnership. Then came Aarif Sheikh who is playing his first match from senior side took two wickets in a over and restricted Hong Kong for 117 for five by 25th over. Irfan Ahmed who came to bat in the opening who later made century added 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Roy Lamsam.


Som Pal who took four wickets in the match took all his four wickets in 39th and 41st over taking two wickets in each over. Regmi taking the last wicket restricted Hong Kong in 181 runs as Hong Kong could only manage to make 12 runs loosing their last five wickets.


Regmi took three wickets conceding 42 runs in his 8.5 overs while the debutant Sheikh also booked two wickets in his name conceding 30 runs in nine overs with one maiden over. Shakti Gauchan, Paras Khadka and Meheboob Alam remained wicket less.


Irfan Ahmed came to bat at number one made 106 runs in 115 balls with 10 fours and three sixes was the last man to be out for Hong Kong as he was caught out by Shakti Gauchan in the over of Basant Regmi.

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