[caption id="attachment_692118" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Rohit-Kumar-Paudel.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-692118" alt="Rohit Kumar Paudel Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Rohit-Kumar-Paudel.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rohit Kumar Paudel Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nepal">Nepal</a> have restored some pride, registering their first win in 4 matches in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-qualifier">ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018</a>. After being put to field, they restricted <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/hong-kong">Hong Kong</a> to 153 in 48.2 overs. Nepal started well, but lost their way in the middle overs before recovering to win by 5 wickets. They lost Anil Sah in the last over of Powerplay. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/paras-khadka">Paras Khadka</a>, who has been in terrific form, fell for a mere 11 in the 17th over. At that stage the score was 58 for 3, which soon became 66 for 5. Then an unbroken 89-run stand between Sompal Kami (37*) and Rohit Kumar (48*) saw Nepal through. Aizaz Khan took the first 2 wickets but failed to win it for his team. <p></p> <p></p>Earlier in the match, Nepal kept taking wickets at regular intervals, not allowing any batsmen to settle. Nazakat Khan held one side but missed his half century by 3 runs, falling to Lalit Rajbanshi in the 30th over. The Ehsans Khan and Nawaz frustrated Nepal towards the end before <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/karan-kc">Karan KC</a> rounded things off. <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/sandeep-lamichhane">Sandeep Lamichhane</a> starred for Nepal yet again, with exceptional figures 10-4-17-3. He bowled 52 dot balls and took the main wicket of Anshuman Rath. <p></p> <p></p>The Nepal win has secured a place for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> in the Super Sixes. Nepal are out of the tournament with only 1 win as they ended at the second last in the points table. <p></p> <p></p>Fifteen-year-old Rohit Kumar was named Man of the Match. <p></p> <p></p>Hong Kong 153 (Nizakat Khan 47; Sandeep Lamichhane 3 for 17, Basant Regmi 3 for 20) lost to <strong>Nepal</strong> 155 for 5 in 30.4 overs (Rohit Kumar 48*, Sompal Kami 37*; Aizaz Khan 2 for 40) by 5 wickets with 116 balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Man of the Match: Rohit Kumar.