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  • 8:39 PM IST

    Both the sides are sure to fly to Zimbabwe for the much-awaited 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

  • 8:39 PM IST

    What an end to an emphatic competition. Nepal fought hard, till the last breathe, but fell 7 runs short of the target. Skipper Paras Khadka came to the party with an unbeaten ton, filled with brilliant strokeplay, but lost partners in crucial junctures. Nepal manage 270 for 8 in 50 overs. As a result, UAE win by 7 runs.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    100 for Paras Khadka

  • 8:34 PM IST

    Lost cause. Nepal need 26 off 4 balls. Khadka may get to his hundred though. He would be least interested in that, if his side falls short.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    Nepal have again managed to spark competition in the match. Paras Khadka has rose upto the occasion, and is nearing a hundred courtesy brilliant counterattack. Nonetheless, the match is nicely poised with Khadka losing partners in crunch situation of the contest. Nepal are 240/7 (46.2 overs). They need 38 off 22 balls.

  • 7:39 PM IST

    Khadka has gone past fifty, but the required run-rate is also touching nearly 9. Nepal 174 for 4 in 38 overs. Much improved batting performance when it mattered the most, but the task is half done.

  • 7:02 PM IST

    After a good partnership, Khadka has lost Dipendra Singh. Someone needs to hold one end, so that Khadka can do the job for Nepal. They are currently 112 for 3 in 28 overs. They need to up the ante sooner than later…

  • 6:30 PM IST

    Dipendra Singh and Paras Khadka are rotating the strike, and taking Nepal forward. At present, Nepal are going at 4.31 per over. They are 82/2 in 19 overs.

  • 6:14 PM IST

    Nepal 60/2 (14).

  • 6:14 PM IST

    A captain’s innings required from Paras Khadka. His bat has remained silent in this tournament so far. Will this be his day?

  • 6:05 PM IST

    Another one bites the dust. Gyanendra Malla falls for 24. Trouble for Nepal. UAE certainly on top.

  • 5:55 PM IST

    Rohan Mustafa gets rid of Dilip Nath (13). UAE draw first blood. Nepal 38/1 (9).

  • 5:48 PM IST

    Gyanendra Malla is scoring at a run-a-ball. Dilip Nath is taking his time, but the important thing is that Nepal are 34 for no loss in 7 overs.

  • 5:31 PM IST

    So far, so good. Nepal are 18 for no loss after 3 overs.

  • 5:16 PM IST

    For a batting unit that has managed to overcome low totals somehow, Nepal are in for a huge task if they have to win this contest. The openers have commenced the chase.

  • 4:59 PM IST

    Here’s the report of the first innings of the match.

  • 4:37 PM IST

    Rameez Shahzad smacks a six off the penultimate ball and gets a single off the final ball. UAE finish with 277 for 4 from their 50 overs. Karan KC, the hero of the last game, goes for 68 off his 10 overs. Lamichhane finishes as the most impressive bowler, claiming figures of 10-0-39-1.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Anwar falls to Sompal Kami, failing to clear long-on. He goes for 29-ball 40. UAE are 266 for 4 in 49 overs.

  • 4:24 PM IST

    Shaiman Anwar is turning on the show. UAE are 253 for 3 in 47.3 overs. He has raced to 19-ball 31. Karan KC is going for runs. Anwar just smacked him for a massive six over long-off. 280 looks a possibility.

  • 4:00 PM IST

    Ashfaq Ahmed finally falls for 114 off 123. Lamichhane gets his first wicket of the match. UAE are still cruising at 211 for 3 in 42.3 overs.

  • 3:42 PM IST

    Century for Ashfaq Ahmed. It has taken him 110 balls. He started patiently but built on the good start. He has struck 10 fours and 2 sixes. This is his 1st List A hundred. UAE 188-2 (38.3)

  • 3:20 PM IST

    Ashfaq Ahmed has upped the ante. He is nearing three figures mark, and this surely has been a top-notch innings in a final. He lost Ghulam Shabber, run out for 18, but UAE are looking set for anything over 250. At 33.3 overs, UAE 163-2.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    With 20 overs to go, UAE are comfortably placed at 138 for 1. Sure, they would like to up the run-rate, but they have wickets in abundance. Ashfaq Ahmed has taken charge after the departure of his partner, and is batting on 71*. Sandeep Lamichhane and skipper Paras Khadka bowling in tandem.

  • 2:51 PM IST

    Basant Regmi gets the better of Rohan Mustafa. He departs for 51. UAE should play out the middle overs well, as a good score looking on cards. The openers have provided just the kind of start they required. UAE 118/1 (27).

  • 2:39 PM IST

    Both Mustafa and Ashfaq have reached to their respective fifties. This is a very good start from UAE. They are 109 for 0 after 24 overs.

  • 2:24 PM IST

    UAE are 81 for 0 after 20 overs. Ashfaq has surpassed Mustafa. He has reached to 39 while Mustafa is on 38. Lamichhane is bowling. UAE have been cautious against him.

  • 2:03 PM IST

    UAE move to 59 after 15 overs. Mustafa reached 33 off 50 balls, while Ashfaq has made a slightly slower start. He is on 23 off 40 balls. UAE will look to build onto this score and at least eye 270 from here.

  • 1:47 PM IST

    Karan KC dispatched for back-to-back boundaries from Rohan Mustafa. UAE are 43 for no loss after 10 overs. Mustafa 26 off 34 balls, while Ashfaq Ahmed have reached to 15 off 26 balls. Khadka brings himself into the attack.

  • 1:31 PM IST

    UAE are slowing pushing the accelerator. Ashfaq Ahmed got a boundary in the previous over. UAE are 22 for no loss after seven overs.

  • 1:13 PM IST

    After a 2-run first over, Sompal Kami’s second over is a maiden. Nepal will be pleased with the start they have made.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of World Cricket League Division 2 final. Nepal will take on UAE at Wanderers Cricket Ground at Windhoek, Namibia.

Nepal finished top of the table, with 8 points from 5 games. They beat Canada by 1 wicket on Wednesday. Chasing 195, Nepal were 144 for 9 in the 43rd over. Then a 51-run final wicket stand between Karan KC and Sandeep Lamichhane saw Nepal complete a thrilling final-ball win. In the process they qualified for the World Cup Qualifiers that will be played in Zimbabwe next month.

UAE, on the other hand, pulled off a 19-run win over hosts Namibia on Wednesday to keep their World Cup hopes alive. Shiaman Anwar (77 in 59 balls) and Rohan Mustafa (3 wickets) architected the win. They finished with 6 points from 5 matches, at level with Canada and Namibia. However, UAE’s superior net run-rate helped them qualify.

Nepal had beaten UAE by 4 wickets in the group match. Both sides will hope to enter the World Cup qualifiers as winner of WCL Division 2.