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  • 8:00 PM IST

    It is all over for Nepal. They have their first match after gaining ODI status. It seemed like they were in for another nail biting finish till Sompal Kami was in. However they lost the match by 45 runs.

  • 6:47 PM IST

    Sompal Kami has held one side with changing partners from the other end. He has done it with the ball today can he do it again with the bat like he has done for Nepal in their recent encounters. Karan KC joins him in the middle. Nepal 81/7

  • 6:26 PM IST

    OUT! Nepal are 5 down all of a sudden. They are losing their way through. Is it going to be another match where Kami and Airee will bat the innings through and take the match to the end overs. Let’s hope not with 127 runs to win and 5 wickets in hand.

  • 6:06 PM IST

    OUT! Netherlands have got the big fish here. It is Paras Khadka who has to depart on 22. Van der Merwe puts an end to his innings reducing Nepal to 52 for 3.

  • 5:39 PM IST

    With the boundaries dried up and Nepal’s score being 20 in 9 overs Paras Khadka takes charge and hits 2 boundaries just in the last over of powerplay taking Nepal’s total to 31/1 in 10 overs.

  • 5:21 PM IST

    Nepal have lost the early wicket of Gyanendra Malla which brings skipper and lone warrior of Nepal Paras Khadka in the middle and he starts off his innings with a boundary.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Nepal could not take the final wicket as Netherlands post a total of 189 in 50 overs. Remember Nepal had chased down a score above 190 in the last over against Canada in World Division 2.

  • 4:15 PM IST

    Its easy to give all the credit and praise to the bowlers, but credit is due here to Nepalese fielders who have been electric in the field. Already 8 wickets down. Can they reach 200-run mark? Netherlands 172 for 8

  • 3:16 PM IST

    100 for Netherlands. Nepal should not let go the pressure created. They have a great chance to win their first match after gaining ODI status, even though this match is considered as List A.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    OUT! Finally a wicket has fallen. Rajbanshi dismisses van der Merwe for 25 as his long stand in the middle gets over. Half of the Netherlands side is back to the pavilion. Nepal here have a very good chance of winding up the innings. Maybe the best time to get back Sompal Kami and Sandeep Lamichhane.

  • 2:39 PM IST

    The two Netherlands batsmen have done well by not playing irresponsible shots and giving away their wickets. Partnership is the key here they can later accelerate in the end overs.

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Roelof van der Merwe, the most experienced batsman for Netherlands is out in the middle. Lamichhane and captain Paras Khadka have kept things tight from both ends.

  • 2:07 PM IST

    AND Lamichhane gets MAx O’Dowd for 28. The Netherlands batting line up is falling apart here. Nepal bowlers are doing a great job here. They are just a wicket away from sending half of the squad back to the pavilion.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    Kami does it again as he strikes gold for the third time in his 6 overs. Max O’Dowd is still there but Nepal need not worry about him. Sandeep Lamichhane has been brought in.

  • 1:44 PM IST

    What a spell Kami is bowling here. His figures show 5-2-10-2. It has been the spinners for Nepal who did the job for them but Kami has taken the responsibility to himself this game. Nepal would be very high on confidence as they have gained ODI status.

  • 1:29 PM IST

    The winds are assisting Sompal Kami, allowing his delivery to tail away from the right-hander. Netherlands have Max O’Dowd on the crease. He played a powerful knock and can be aggressive sometimes. So can he help Netherlands here?

  • 1:17 PM IST

    Nepal start on flying note 2 wickets already. Sompal Kami is on a roll. He gets Ben Cooper and Wesley Barresi. Ideal way to continue the momentum. Netherlands 6/2 after 3 overs

  • 12:40 PM IST

  • 12:39 PM IST

    Toss Update: Netherlands elect to bat vs Nepal

  • 12:37 PM IST

Netherlands would have expected better show after winning the WCL Championship last year © Getty Images
Netherlands would have expected better show after winning the WCL Championship last year © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018. This is the 7th place playoff which is taking place between Nepal and Netherlands. Nepal enter the confidence with confidence after attaining the ODI status. However, for Netherlands who won the WCL Championship last year and are on 13th spot in the ODI rankings, would have fancied better chances. But now that they find themselves there, it will be a matter of pride, and no little relief, to ensure their patchy performances are behind them.  Nepal were ruthless in their bowling against PNG. Sandeep Lamichhane and Dipendra Airee took four wickets each to dismiss their opponents for just 114 in 27.2 overs. This performance came as a booster for them after a mediocre start to the tournament. The batting, though, could use some consistency, with stronger contributions coming from the top order. It is the last game of the competition for both teams, and they’ll be keen to make it a memorable one. With conditions being slow, it will be effective for the spinners. Pleasant weather is on cards. Squads:  Nepal: Paras Khadka (c), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee (wk), Lalit Bhandari, Shakti Gauchan, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gyanendra Malla, Dilip Nath, Rohit Kumar, Lalit Rajbanshi, Basant Regmi, Anil Sah, Sompal Kami, Sharad Vesawkar The Netherlands: Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi (wk), Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Max O’Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Shane Snater, Ryan ten Doeschate, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar