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  • 1:17 PM IST

    Nepal’s innings has been rocked by Aizaz Khan and Ehsan Khan. The pair so far have accounted for 6 wickets. Ehsan picked up Sompal Kami, Aasif Sheikh, Basant Regmi and Binod Bhandari.

    Nepal 111/9

  • 12:29 PM IST

    Aarif Sheikh along with Sompal Kami have managed to hold a faltering innings together. Aarif in particular has taken charge against the bowlers, while Kami is protecting one end. Skipper Paras Khadka fell for a 46-ball 26. Aizaz cleaned him up; his third wicket.

    Nepal 78/4

  • 12:04 PM IST
  • 11:52 AM IST

    OUT! Nepal loss two quick wickets. Dipendra Airee falls for a 13-ball 3. He was picked up by Aizaz Khan. Earlier, Gyanendra Malla fell for 21. He was also snapped up by Aizaz. Paras Khadka is still in the middle.

    Nepal 56/3

  • 11:33 AM IST
  • 11:21 AM IST

    Gyanendra Malla along with Paras Khadka are holding Nepal’s ship in the middle. The pair have batted fearlessly in the middle and accumulating runs at will. They have already added 26 runs in 5 overs.

    Nepal 36/1

  • 11:05 AM IST

    OUT! Hong Kong snap with Sagar Pun for 3. After starring with the bat, Tanwir Afzal showcases his talent with the ball. Paras Khadka is out in the middle for Nepal.

    Nepal 13/1

  • 10:56 AM IST

    Sagar Pun and Gyanendra Malla are out in the middle for Nepal. They will be expected to provide the side with a solid start. Ehsan Nawaz and Tanwir Afzal will look to provide Hong Kong initial breakthroughs.

    Nepal 9/0

  • 9:58 AM IST

    Hong Kong did not have the best of start losing early wickets. It was skipper Babar Hayat and Jamie Atkinson who stabilised the innings but the latter fell for 29. It was only Atkinson who held the innings together as Sandeep Lamicchane and Basant Regmi ran havoc in the middle overs. The duo snapped 5 wickets between them as Hong Kong’s innings closed on 194 for 9 powered by late blitz by Tanwir Afzal.

  • 9:43 AM IST

    Tanwir Afzal and Ehsan Nawaz continue to frustrate Nepal as Hong Kong near the 200-run mark. Afzal is known for hitting big runs. He smacked 30 runs in an over against Scotland last year. He too he striking at almost 100.

    HK 180/8

  • 9:31 AM IST
  • 9:27 AM IST

    OUT! Jamie Atkinson falls for 76. Atkinson along with Tanwir Afzal snitched a crucial 25-run partnership for the eight wicket. It was Sushan Bhari that provided Nepal the breakthrough, getting Atkinson for 76 after getting hit for a six earlier in the over.
    HK 153/8

  • 8:59 AM IST

    OUT! Sandeep Lamicchane picks up his third wicket. Aizaz Khan give a simple catch and bowl to Lamicchane. Before this, Basant Regmi too picked his second wicket in the form of Ehsan Khan, who was leg before for 0.

    HK 120/7

  • 8:43 AM IST

    OUT! Shahid Wasif is out for 1. He did not pick the wrong one and got leg-before by Sandeep Lamichhane. This is the young spinner’s second wicket. Honk Kong will bank on Jamie Atkinson to get their side to a par score.

    HK 105/5

  • 8:38 AM IST

    OUT! Waqas Khan is out for 14. Basant Regmi gets his victim stumped who came too far down the track. This brings Shahid Wasif in the middle along side full time teacher Jamie Atkinson.

    HK 109/4

  • 8:30 AM IST

  • 8:18 AM IST

    Jamie Atkinson is nearing his fourth List-A fifty. He has one to his name in eight matches. Honk Kong will expect him bat across the fifty overs if they need to put up a decent score on the board. Atkinson is now joined by Waqad Khan in the middle.

    HK 93/3

  • 7:56 AM IST

    OUT! Sandeep Lamichhane does the trick. His leg break outfoxes Niyakat Khan into playing a rash shot. He comes down the track and gets stumped for 12 in the process.

    HK 71/3

  • 7:42 AM IST

    Nepal had won the toss and asked Hong Kong to bat first. Karan KC struck early picking up Anshuman Rath for 0. After a 35 run stand between Babar Hayat and Jamie Atkinson the former was run out for 29. So far Atkinson has made 26 from 52 balls and been supported by Nizakar Khan.

    For Nepal it is Paras Khadka and Sandeep Lamichhane that are bowling.
    HK 67/2

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Hello and welcome to live updates of ICC World Cricket League Championship. Nepal and Hong Kong will lock horns in first match of the two-ODI series. Nepal are stuttering at the sixth position in the championship table, with 8 wins from 12 games. Meanwhile, Hong Kong are a place above them.

In a league of eight teams, the top four will seal their spot in Qualifiers for 2019 World Cup. If Hong Kong win both matches, they will tie with Scotland in points. Whichever team has a higher net run rate will reach third spot. If Hong Kong win one of their matches, they will replace Kenya at the fourth spot.

Nepal, on the other hand, have no option but to win both matches comprehensively to stay alive in the race. Their skipper Paras Khadka stressed on the importance of the upcoming matches: “It is a crucial series for Nepal. As a team we have worked very hard in the last month to be fully prepared to win both games and be in the top four in the standings after round seven. We will look to play high-intensity cricket and are looking forward to facing Hong Kong,” he said in a press release published by ICC.”

Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat said his team has been working hard in order to beat Nepal in both matches: “We have been training hard in the gym in preparation for the ICC World Cricket League Championship matches and the ICC Intercontinental Cup fixture. There are still six teams vying for four qualification spots, so it is important for us to win both matches against Nepal and get maximum points. We will hope to benefit from home advantage. The ICC ICup is a good opportunity for us to play four-day cricket and for the young guys in the squad to perform well. We are very much looking forward to playing against strong competition in Afghanistan.”