Chasing the highest total so far, Nepal has achieved a record win against UAE.
According to the system of Duckworth Lewis, Nepal won. The UAE players were seen showing their displeasure with the umpire after the end of the match was announced.
The UAE captain and coach then had a conversation with the team of umpires. On the other hand, Nepali players and supporters were expressing joy.
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With this victory, the Nepali national cricket team has been directly qualified for the global qualifiers of the ICC World Cup League-2, rising to the third place.
Nepal achieved this achievement after defeating UAE in an exciting match on Thursday.
Nepal chased the highest score ever in ODIs.
Earlier, Nepal chased 286 runs against Namibia at Kirtipur ground a month ago.
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With the win, Nepal’s score has reached 40. Namibia, which is sitting in the third place with 39 points, has dropped to the play-off qualifiers in the fourth place.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, UAE scored 310 runs for the loss of 6 wickets after playing the entire over.
Chasing a huge run, Nepal got off to a poor start. Opener Ashif Shaikh got out without opening his account in the third ball of the innings.
While facing the second ball, he was stumped when he tried to play forward. Kushal Malla, who replaced him, was also dismissed in the third ball of the second over.
Faced with five balls, he could score only 5 runs with the help of one boundary. Then captain Rohit Paudel came to handle the innings with intense responsibility.
But even he could not last long. He returned to the pavilion after scoring 16 runs in the seventh over. Meanwhile, Nepal had lost three players for 37 runs.
Then Bhim Sarki added 67 runs to boost the Nepali innings. He hit nine fours before being dismissed lbw off Junaid Siddiqui.
Sarki shared an 83-run partnership with Arif Shaikh for the fifth wicket. Arif, who patiently stayed at the crease, completed his half-century.
He was dismissed for 52 when he played a big shot to complete Duckworth Lewis’s target due to rain.