World Twenty20: Nepal vs Hong Kong - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/Chaitan Papnai
Hong Kong Innings
Over 17 || Score 69
With the wicket of Nadeem Ahmed in the 17th over, Nepal sealed the match against Hong Kong by huge margin of 80 runs. After putting up a challenging total of 150 runs in front of Hong Kong, Nepal's bowlers joined the party as they summed up the Hong Kong innings in mere 69 runs. Shakti Gauchan won the Man of the Match award for scalping three wickets.
Nadeem Ahmed b Mukhiya 5 (10m 11b)
Over 15 || Score 64/9
The game is almost over for Hong Kong whose middle order got collapsed. In the last five overs they lost six wickets and scored mere 12 runs. Now it's just a matter of time for Nepal to seal the game by taking the last wicket of Hong Kong.
Najeeb Amar c Bhandari b Sompal Kami 2 (9b)
Tanwir Afzal c Khadka b Regmi 0 (5b)
Aizaz Khan b Gauchan 0 (3b)
Babar Hayat b Gauchan 20 (25b)
Nizakat Khan b Regmi 0 (1b)
MS Chapman b Regmi 13 (12b)
Over 10 || Score 52/3
Hong Kong lose another wicket in Waqas Barkat in the seventh over when he gave his wicket to Gaucha after scoring 18 runs. In the last five overs Hong Kong only managed to add 22 runs. Nepal's grip over the match is still strong. Now in the last 60 balls Hong Kong need 98 runs to seal the game.
Waqas Barkat c Mukhiya b Gauchan 18 (19b)
Over 5 || Score 30/2
Hong Kong lost two early wickets while chasing the total of 150 runs. In the very first ball they lost their opener Irfan Ahmed and then in the next over they lost another wicket in JJ Atkinson. At the moment Nepal are dominating the proceedings and if Hong Kong want to win this match, they have to score runs briskly without losing much of their wickets.
JJ Atkinson b Sompal Kami 6 (7b)
Irfan Ahmed c Khakurel b Khadka 0 (1b)
Over 20 || Score 149/8
What a dramatic finish of Nepal's innings. In the last over of the innings, Haseeb Amjad first took a hat-trick and then in the last ball of the over SP Gauchan got run out. So for consecutive wickets fell in the last four balls of the innings. But Nepal still put up a challenging total in front of Hong Kong.
SP Gauchan run out 0 (1b)
NB Budayair b Haseeb Amjad 0 (1b)
S Vesawkar run out 14 (9b)
G Malla c & b Haseeb Amjad 50 (42b)
Over 18 || Score 129/4
Nepal have lost two wickets in two consecutive overs. P Khadka who was playing well, at last gave his wicket to Najeeb Amar in the 17th over. And then in the next over, the new man, B Bhandari also got out after scoring a single run.
B Bhandari c Waqas Barkat b Nadeem Ahmed 1 (2b)
P Khadka c Nizakat Khan b Najeeb Amar 39 (36b)
Over 15 || Score 108/2
G Malla and P Khadka are smashing the Hong Kong bowlers all over the park. In the last five overs they have scored 48 runs without losing a single wicket. P Khadka is playing on 36 in mere 31 balls with the help of four boundaries, whereas, Malla is on 28. From here on Nepal should be targeting a total of around 160 plus.
Over 10 || Score 60/2
In the first ten overs Nepal managed to score sixty runs at the loss of two wickets. A the moment P Khadka and G Malla are at the crease. From here on Nepal will look to set a target of aro
Over 6 || Score 42/2
After a good start, Nepal lost two wickets in quick successions. First Sagar Pun got out in the fifth over after scoring 13 runs and then the other opener SP Khakurel followed him. But as far as Nepal's run rate is concerned it's quite healthy.
SP Khakurel c Aizaz Khan b Nadeem Ahmed 22 (16b)
Sagar Pun c Waqas Barkat b Haseeb Amjad 13 (13b )
Over 4 || Score 30/0
Nepal have got off to a flying start as in the first four overs both the openers have collected boundaries every now and then. In the fourth over they scored ten runs of Najeeb Amar's over. Hong Kong are still waiting for their first breakthrough.
Over 1 || Score 8/0
Tanwir Afzal has started the bowling proceedings for Hong Kong, whereas, SP Khakurel and Sagar Pun are opening the innings for Nepal. Afzal leaked eight runs in the first over. Khakurel faced four balls in the over and scored seven runs.
Hong Kong have won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Chittagong: The stage is set for the Associate teams to showcase their cricketing skills in front of a world audience in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
After the one-sided encounter in the opening match of the tournament, in which Bangladesh thrashed Afghanistan, expect an evenly contested match between the two Associate teams from Hong Kong and Nepal.
Having won their previous two T20 matches, Nepal will start as the favourites in the match.
However, after their emphatic win over the Zimbabwean in their warm-up match in the same venue, Hong Kong will keep themselves with the option of attack the team from Himalayan Kingdom.
Both the teams, playing in their first ever World Cup tournament, have come through a tough qualifying tournament in United Arab Emirates.