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  • 9:09 PM IST

    Craig Williams all round efforts have been wasted here. He scored good looking 41 runs in the first innings and picked up 3 wickets in the second but failed to take his team home. On the other hand Regmi picked up 1 wicket in the first innings and scored run a ball 24 to secure a wicket win for Nepal with 4 balls remaining.

  • 9:05 PM IST

    Basant Regmi has pulled out a thriller chase here. It was a low scoring game but Namibia bowled well to keep it tight till the last over. Nepal win by 1 wicket. NAmibia will be very disappointed here they had the upper hand in the match.

  • 9:03 PM IST

    7 off the last over. Regmi on strike. This match has been an absolute thriller. Scholtz to bowl the last over, he has taken 4 wickets so far but this is the over that will matter the most.

  • 9:00 PM IST

    SIX! This has come from nowhere. Before the six Burger had conceded only 7 runs from his 9.3 overs. Can Regmi be the hero for Nepal today?

  • 8:58 PM IST

    Burger into the attack now, Lamicchane on strike. Burger has bowled brilliantly so far. Can Lamicchane survive this over and Regmi hit the winning runs?

  • 8:51 PM IST

    Nepal are 9 down now. Lamicchane in the middle, he has no batting experience whatsoever. Namibia are on the top here. They only need a wicket. The contest is run a ball now. 18 needed off 18.

  • 8:40 PM IST

    There is indeed pressure around. Craig Wilimas have made field changes thrice in the over. Nepal need 21 of 30 with 2 wickets in hand.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    The match has started and Nepal now need 26 more runs with 2 wickets in hand. This match is going to be a close one.

  • 7:27 PM IST

    And rain has spoiled the party here. Delay in the finish of the game.

  • 7:24 PM IST

    Another wicket down. The match is going down the wire. Smart bowling from Namibia. So Namibia need 2 wickets while Nepal require 31 runs to win. Who will reach the finish line first?

  • 7:06 PM IST

    Nepal need 44 runs from 66 balls. Rohit will have to play a responsible role here. Will they edge pas tin a low-scoring thriller?

  • 6:50 PM IST

    Nepal now need 55 runs in 14 overs. Vesawkar is looking good on 29 with 3 boundaries. Can they win it from here? OR has Burger got some treat to them?

  • 6:35 PM IST

    Nepal need 67 runs in 17.3 overs. Vesawkar and Rohit have added 16 runs together. The current run rate is 2.18 whereas the asking rate is almost 4. Nepal have to increace the pace of scoring runs here.

  • 6:11 PM IST

    Burger is back into the attack and adds one more number to his maiden lost. Nepal have only scored 9 runs off their last 5 overs. Rohit Kumar and Vesawkar are in the middle.

  • 5:41 PM IST

    Nepal are losing their way here. They are 5 down under 50 runs. Wiliams and Scholtz have taken 2 wickets each so far. Karan and Vesawkar are in the middle now.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    The captain gets the captain. Williams gets the big wicket of Khadk. Nepal are now 32 for 2. Basant Regmi comes in the middle. Lunch has been taken as well.

  • 4:31 PM IST

    Nepal 31/1 after 12 overs: Khadka is looking good on 19 with two boundaries. the one thing they are doing well is not giving up wickets as run rate is not a concern chasing 139.

  • 4:18 PM IST

    Burger has bowled 5 overs of which 3 are maiden and has conceded only 2 runs with an economy under 1. This is impressive bowling from him. Khadka and Malla on the other are happy to block and leave.

  • 3:54 PM IST

    The first wicket has fallen for Nepal. Smit strikes for Namibia by dismissing Dilip Nath for a duck. The skipper Paras Khadka joins Malla in the chase. Nepal are 9/1 after 3 overs.

  • 3:44 PM IST

    Here we are with the chase, Malla and Nath in the middle. Burger to start the preceding for Namibia. That made me hungry.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    It’s all done for Namibia, they are all out on 138. Lamicchani the star bowler for Nepal picking up 4 wickets for 18 in his 8.2 overs. Nepal has bowled their opponent out under 35 overs.

  • 3:24 PM IST

    Green dismissed by Sompal Kami on 22 and Lamicchani gets his third. Namibia 9 down now. Can Nepal wrap them under 150? At the moment it seems like it.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Frylinck has been stumped off Vesawkar. Zane Green comes to bat along with Smit. The momentum has been broken here. Every bowler except KC Karan has provided a wicket for Nepal.

  • 2:53 PM IST

    25 overs have been bowled. Namibia a bit stable at the moment. Smit has hit his first boundary after 30 balls. Frylinck is looking good on 22.

  • 2:43 PM IST

    Basant Regmi into the attack now. Smit is just sticking around and that is what is needed for now. Frylinck is doing the hitting from one end. They need this partnership to grow.

  • 2:38 PM IST

    Jan Frylinck has hit 3 boundaries off Khadka. The left hander is on a role here. The score has gone past 100 now. Limicchane bowls another maiden, he now has 2 maidens in his 6 overs.

  • 2:30 PM IST

    As I post the last update Sandeep Lamichhane gets the wicket of Burger. Namibia now 6 down. Lamichhane and Sompal Kami now share 4 wickets among themselves. Lamichhane has bowled 4 overs conceding just 7 runs and picking up 2 wickets, so far.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    The experienced Sarel Burger is in the middle now. He needs only 72 runs to reach the 2500 run mark in his career. Jan Frylinck and Burger will have to build a good partnership here to take Namibia to a decent score

  • 2:22 PM IST

    OUT! Khadka dismisses MG Erasmus for a duck. Nepal well on top here with Namibia having lost half their side for 80 runs. The last 5 overs have been good for Nepal as they have conceded only 11 runs taking 3 wickets.

  • 2:19 PM IST

    Namibia 80/4 after after 15 overs: Lamichhane got rid of the well set CG Williams who was looking good on 41. The wicket was followed by another of JP Kotze. Namibia have two new batsmen in the middle for now.

Nepal and Namibia were the two of the bottom teams from the 2015-17 World Cricket League © Getty Images
Nepal and Namibia were two of the bottom teams from the 2015-17 World Cricket League © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of ICC World Cricket League Division 2 match between Nepal and Namibia. This is Match 2 of the tournament and here we will bring to you all the live updates and the scores of the game. Canada and Oman topped the Division 3 league in 2017 that was hosted in Uganda. They have been directly promoted to the Division 2 league. Joining them in this tournament is the bottom four teams from 2015-17 World Cricket League — Kenya, Nepal, UAE and Namibia. The other matches being held alongside are Kenya vs UAE and Canada vs Oman. 

Nepal will be lead by their regular skipper Paras Khadka. The team also includes Sandeep Lamichhane. All eyes will be on him, especially after the IPL 2018 auctions. Lamichhane was bought for INR 20 lakhs by Delhi Daredevils (DD). He became the first Nepal cricketer to play for IPL. This tournament will also pave the way for the top two teams to find their spot in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 that will be hosted in Zimbabwe. Squads: Nepal: Paras Khadka (c), Dilip Nath (wk), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Lalit Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Kumar, Basant Regmi, Anil Sah, Sompal Kami, Sharad Vesawkar Namibia: Sarel Burger (c), JP Kotze (wk), Stephan Baard, Jean Bredenkamp, Gerhard Erasmus, Jan Frylinck, Zane Green, Lohandre Louwrens, Pieter Burger, Bernard Scholtz, JJ Smit, Louis van der Westhuizen, Christi Viljoen, Craig George Williams