Twenty20 world cup qualifying: nepal loses to afghanistan by 7 wickets

काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० मंसिर १४ गते १३:४४ मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Nov. 29: Nepal lost to Afghanistan by 7 wickets in the semi-final of the World Cup Twenty20 qualifying tournament underway in the United Arab Emirates.

Put into bat after loosing the toss at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Friday, Nepal could muster only 90 runs in the stipulated 20 overs.

Sharad Veswakar was the only significant contributor to the Nepali total with 29 runs. Paras Khadka scored 12, Gyanendra Malla scored 14 while others failed to reached the double figure.

In reply, Afghanistan surpassed the Nepali total in 14.2 overs at the loss of 3 wickets.

Avinash Karna took two wickets and Basanta Regmi took one, but failed to stop Afghanistan from registering an easy win to book a berth in the final of the tournament.

Both Afghanistan and Nepal have already qualified for the T20 World Cup 2014 to be held in Bangladesh. RSS

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