Nepal vs Hong Kong
Nepal win by 80 runs
Nepal seal a big win over Hong Kong, with a good all round performance. They started well with the bat and posed 149 runs thanks to Khadka and Malla. The bowling was disciplined in the beginning and simply lethal in the end as Regmi and Gauchan took three wickets each. Hong Kong all out for 69 runs, Nepal win by 80 runs.
Over 17 - HK 69/10 (Amjad 4)
Mukhiya starts his second over, and then Mukhiya takes the last wicket from the last ball of the over. WICKET! Nadeem gets a beautiful yorker and misses it, loses his off stump and Nepal celebrates. Big win for Nepal, they batted well and bowled superbly to wrap up Hong Kong for 69 runs.
Over 16 - HK 67/9 (Amjad 3, N Ahmed 4)
Gauchan comes back into the attack, Nadeem hits it behind point for a couple of runs. Three runs from the over.
Over 15 - HK 64/9 (Amjad 3, N Ahmed 1)
Regmi finishes his quota of overs, just a couple of singles from the last over. He finishes with a solid four overs, three wickets for 14 runs.
Over 14 - HK 62/9 (Amjad 2)
Kami comes back into the attack. A single to start the over and then four dots. WICKET! Amar edges it to Bhandari who takes the catch and Hong Kong lose their 9th wicket. Nepal continue their brilliant performance.
Over 13 - HK 61/8 (Amjad 1, Amar 2)
Regmi continues, the required rate is over 11.5 per over. A couple of dots to start the over and then WICKET! Afzal hits it to point and the captain takes the catch. A single and the wicket from the over.
Over 12 - HK 60/7 (Amjad 0, Amar 2)
WICKET! Another one goes down, Gauchan bowls Hayat, it was short of a length and it skids through the defenses and on to the off stump. Hong Kong lose their set batsman. WICKET! A couple of dots and Nepal strike again, Gauchan bowls Aizaz Khan, this time the batsman chops it on to his stumps. A couple of runs to end the over, Hong Kong 60 for 7.
Over 11 - HK 58/5 (Afzal 0, Hayat 20)
Regmi comes back into the attack, Chapman hits the first ball through backward point for four. Chapman paddles the tossed up delivery over the keeper's head for a couple of runs. WICKET! Regmi bowls Chapman as he goes for the cut shot and then bounce does him. WICKET! Regmi strikes twice, Nizakat Khan is bowled from the first ball, it was tossed up and Khan misses the line of the ball. Great over from Regmi, Nepal definitely in front.
Over 10 - HK 52/3 (Chapman 7, Hayat 20)
Four singles from the first four balls, and then a couple of runs to end the over, the required rate inching towards 10 runs per over.
Over 9 - HK 46/3 (Chapman 5, Hayat 16)
Gauchan continues, a couple of dots and then Hayat takes a single. Just the single from the over and the required rate climbs.
Over 8 - HK 45/3 (Chapman 5, Hayat 15)
More spin from Nepal, Pun comes into the attack to bowl some off-spin. Three singles from the first three overs, Chapman punches it powerfully through long-off for four. A couple more runs to end the over, Chapman runs it down to fine leg for a couple more, the required rate is now 9 per over.
Over 7 - HK 38/3 (Chapman 0, Hayat 13)
Shakti Gauchan comes into the attack. WICKET! Mukhiya takes the catch, Gauchan gets the breakthrough, Barkat comes down the wicket and hits it straight to long-off. Gauchan gets a wicket in his first over. Chapman is the new man in, and Hayat takes a single to end the over.
Over 6 - HK 35/2 (Barkat 17, Hayat 11)
Regmi comes into the attack and Barkat hits the first ball over extra cover for four. A single to end the over, the required rate still over 8 per over.
Over 5 - HK 30/2 (Barkat 12, Hayat 11)
A change in the bowling, Mukhiya comes into the attack. A couple of runs to Hayat, and then Hayat slaps it over deep midwicket for four. Four more, Mukhiya under pressure as Hayat hits it over mid-on for another boundary. Hong Kong 30 for 2.
Over 4 - HK 20/2 (Barkat 12, Hayat 1)
Four, Barkat looks to attack Kami, hits the first ball for four through mid-on. A couple more runs from the over, the required rate goes over 8 per over.
Over 3 - HK 14/2 (Barkat 7, Hayat 0)
Hayat is the new batsman for Hong Kong. Barkat comes down the wicket and hits it handsomely through covers for four. Barkat then flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
Over 2 - HK 9/2 (Barkat 2)
Sompal Kami runs in from the other end, Atkinson takes a single from the first ball, through midwicket. Another single to Barkat and then Atkinson hits the ball from outside off through cover for four. WICKET! Another wicket goes down, Sompal bowls Atkinson and Hong Kong lose their second wicket.
Over 1 - HK 3/1 (Barkat 1, Atkinson 1)
Khadka takes the ball and leads the attack, Irfan Ahmed edges the first ball to the keeper, WICKET! Nepal strike with their first ball. Three singles from the last three balls.
Nepal 149 for 8 after 20 overs
Nepal started the innings well, then lost wickets at regular intervals but kept the momentum of their innings going with a good partnership between Khadka and Malla, they were looking to score 160 or 170 but four wickets from the last four balls of the innings meant that they would stay on 149 for 8. It is still a good score and Hong Kong will have to bat well to chase it down.
Over 20 - Nep 149/8 (Regmi 0)
Six, Malla hits the first six of the innings, it was a low full toss and Malla powers it with his bottom hand over cow corner for six runs. A couple more as he mistimes the pull shot and it ends up at long-on. Malla gets his 50, good knock from him. WICKET! Haseeb Amjad takes a simple catch in his follow through as Malla hits it straight back to the bowler. Malla is out but has provided some good impetus to this innings. WICKET! Vesawkar hits it to deep cover and wants the second, it went straight to the fielder and Vesawkar is short of his ground. WICKET! Another wicket for Hong Kong, Budayair tries to sweep a yorker and loses his off stump, three wickets in three balls. Make that four in four, another run out for Nepal, Gauchan digs out the yorker and looks for the single but there is no run there and he is out.
- 16th Mar 2014
- Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium
- R J Tucker, A S Dar
- TV Umpire
- P R Reiffel
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- S Ravi
hong kong BATTING CARD
|I. Ahmed||c Khakurel b Khadka||0|
|W. Barkat||c Mukhiya b Gauchan||18|
|J.J. Atkinson||b Kami||6|
|B. Hayat||b Gauchan||20|
|M.S. Chapman||b Regmi||13|
|M.N. Khan||b Regmi||0|
|T. Afzal||c Khadka b Regmi||0|
|M.A. Khan||b Gauchan||0|
|N. Amar||c Bhandari b Kami||2|
|H. Amjad||Not out||4|
|N. Ahmed||b Mukhiya||5|
|Total||All Out, 17.0 Overs||69|