Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, 2012/13 / Commentary

Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite - Group B

United Arab Emirates v Nepal

Nepal won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

0.1

to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

0.2

to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs

0.3

to Abdul Shakoor, 1 run

0.4

to Haroon Iftikhar, 2 runs

0.5

to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

0.6

to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

End of over 1 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 6/0
Haroon Iftikhar    3* (4b)         1-0-6-0
Abdul Shakoor    3* (2b)     

1.1

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, no run

1.2

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs

1.3

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs

1.4

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR

1.5

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, no run

1.6

Khadka to Abdul Shakoor, FOUR

End of over 2 (12 runs) United Arab Emirates 18/0
Abdul Shakoor    15* (8b 2x4)      P Khadka    1-0-12-0
Haroon Iftikhar    3* (4b)         1-0-6-0

2.1

to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

2.2

to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

2.3

to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

2.4

to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

2.4

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

2.5

to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs

2.5

to Abdul Shakoor, 2 runs

2.5

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

2.5

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

2.6

to Abdul Shakoor, no run

2.6

to Abdul Shakoor, no run

2.6

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

2.6

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 3 (1 run) United Arab Emirates 24/1
Saqib Ali    0* (7b)      P Khadka    3-0-15-0
Haroon Iftikhar    7* (16b)         3-1-9-1

3.1

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, shout for lbw, umpire doesnt look interested

3.2

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.3

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.4

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, 2 runs

3.5

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.6

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.1

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.2

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.3

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.4

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 2 runs

3.5

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

3.6

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 23/0
Haroon Iftikhar    6* (14b)      P Khadka    2-0-14-0
Abdul Shakoor    17* (10b 2x4)     

4.1

to Abdul Shakoor, no run

4.2

to Abdul Shakoor, no run

4.3

to Abdul Shakoor, OUT, going for a wild swing, playing the wrong line!

Abdul Shakoor b Bhattarai 15 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

4.4

to Saqib Ali, no run

4.5

to Saqib Ali, no run

4.6

to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 5 (5 runs, wicket maiden) United Arab Emirates 23/1
Saqib Ali    0* (3b)         3-1-9-1
Haroon Iftikhar    6* (14b)     

5.1

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

5.2

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

5.3

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run, outside edge not carrying to the man at first slip.

7.1

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

7.2

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

7.3

Khadka to Saqib Ali, 2 runs

7.4

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

7.5

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

7.6

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 8 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 28/1
Saqib Ali    4* (13b)      P Khadka    4-0-17-0
Haroon Iftikhar    9* (22b)      A Bhattarai    1-0-2-0

8.1

Bhattarai to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

8.2

Bhattarai to Saqib Ali, no run

8.3

Bhattarai to Saqib Ali, no run

8.4

Bhattarai to Saqib Ali, no run

8.5

Bhattarai to Saqib Ali, no run, slower ball played with soft hands through the offside.

8.6

Bhattarai to Saqib Ali, no run

End of over 9 (1 run) United Arab Emirates 29/1
Saqib Ali    4* (18b)      A Bhattarai    5-1-12-1
Haroon Iftikhar    10* (23b)      P Khadka    4-0-17-0

9.1

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run, played on the backfoot to midwicket

9.2

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run, driven straight to mid off.

9.3

Khadka to Saqib Ali, 1 wide

9.3

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

9.4

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

9.5

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

9.6

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run, good short ball, bowler testing the pitch.

End of over 10 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 31/1
Saqib Ali    4* (23b)      P Khadka    5-0-19-0
Haroon Iftikhar    11* (24b)      A Bhattarai    5-1-12-1

10.1

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

10.2

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, spin introduced into the attack.

10.3

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

10.4

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

10.5

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, good first over, nice and tight not giving any width to the batter.

10.6

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

End of over 11 (maiden) United Arab Emirates 31/1
Haroon Iftikhar    11* (30b)      S Regmi    1-1-0-0
Saqib Ali    4* (23b)      P Khadka    5-0-19-0

11.1

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run

11.2

Khadka to Saqib Ali, no run, opening the face to point

11.3

Khadka to Saqib Ali, 1 run, dragging it down, put away nicely to deep square leg.

11.4

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

11.5

Khadka to Saqib Ali, OUT, too full to be cut, poor shot selection

Saqib Ali c †Khakurel b Khadka 5 (27b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.51

11.6

Khadka to Shaiman Anwar, no run

End of over 12 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 33/2
Shaiman Anwar    0* (1b)      P Khadka    6-0-21-1
Haroon Iftikhar    12* (31b)      S Regmi    1-1-0-0

12.1

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

12.2

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run, inside edge just missing the stumps

12.3

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

12.4

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

12.5

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

12.6

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, FOUR, inside out over the infield, cracking shot.

End of over 13 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 38/2
Shaiman Anwar    4* (5b 1x4)      S Regmi    2-1-5-0
Haroon Iftikhar    13* (33b)      P Khadka    6-0-21-1

13.1

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 2 runs

13.2

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run

13.3

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, mix up between the batsmen, fielder not picking it up cleanly.

13.4

Khadka to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

13.5

Khadka to Shaiman Anwar, no run

13.6

Khadka to Shaiman Anwar, no run

End of over 14 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 41/2
Shaiman Anwar    4* (7b 1x4)      P Khadka    7-0-24-1
Haroon Iftikhar    16* (37b)      S Regmi    2-1-5-0

14.1

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

14.2

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, 1 run

14.3

S Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, 1 run

14.4

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

14.5

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

14.6

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, 1 run

End of a good Regmi over, the left-hander Haroon troubled.

End of over 15 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 45/2
Shaiman Anwar    6* (11b 1x4)      S Regmi    3-1-9-0
Haroon Iftikhar    18* (39b)      P Khadka    7-0-24-1

15.1

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

15.2

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, 1 run

15.3

B Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, Basant fields well off his own bowling

15.4

B Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, no run, Played back to the bowler, no run

15.5

B Regmi to Haroon Iftikhar, OUT, Goes for a massive heave across the line, down on one leg, and the ball knocks back off-stump. Not a shot that'll please his coach Aaqib Javed at all. End of a jittery innings

Haroon Iftikhar b B Regmi 18 (43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.86

UAE captain Khurram Khan the new batsman, lot to do. His team are well on the back-foot

15.6

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, 1 run, Square-driven, leaning back to cover point to get off the mark straight away

End of over 16 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 47/3
Khurram Khan    1* (1b)      B Regmi    1-0-2-1
Shaiman Anwar    7* (13b 1x4)      S Regmi    3-1-9-0

16.1

S Regmi to Khurram Khan, 1 run

16.2

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run, faster and flatter, defended

16.3

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

16.4

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run, pushed to backward point

16.5

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

16.6

S Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, 1 run, driven to long-on for an easy single

End of over 17 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 49/3
Shaiman Anwar    8* (18b 1x4)      S Regmi    4-1-11-0
Khurram Khan    2* (2b)      B Regmi    1-0-2-1

17.1

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

17.2

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, no run

17.3

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, 1 run, comes forward to defend a length ball on off

17.4

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, 1 run

17.5

B Regmi to Shaiman Anwar, OUT, tries a paddle flick, and misses, and its going to hit leg says umpire Srinivasan

Shaiman Anwar lbw b B Regmi 9 (22b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

New batsman is Rohan Mustafa, a dasher. UAE lots to do if they're to mount a total

17.6

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, slides off the bat to backward point, called through by his captain

End of over 18 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 52/4
Rohan Mustafa    1* (1b)      B Regmi    2-0-5-2
Khurram Khan    3* (3b)      S Regmi    4-1-11-0

18.1

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, no run

18.2

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, no run

18.3

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, opens the face to run the ball down to third man

18.4

Airee to Khurram Khan, no run, played to point

18.5

Airee to Khurram Khan, 1 run, played down through gully and ambles a single, Pradeep generating a fair amount of pace

18.6

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, no run, length ball on off, defended on the front foot

End of over 19 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 54/4
Rohan Mustafa    2* (5b)      P Airee    1-0-2-0
Khurram Khan    4* (5b)      B Regmi    2-0-5-2

19.1

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, no run

19.2

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, no run, defended

19.3

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, no run, dives to his right this time to save any chance of a run

19.4

B Regmi to Khurram Khan, 1 run, driven to long-on

19.5

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run, very full-length delivery, looping, batsman doesn't take advantage

19.6

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run, appeal for leg before by 'keeper Subash but it pitched outside leg

End of over 20 (1 run) United Arab Emirates 55/4
Rohan Mustafa    2* (7b)      B Regmi    3-0-6-2
Khurram Khan    5* (9b)      P Airee    1-0-2-0

20.1

Airee to Khurram Khan, 1 run, fast and on a length outside off, Khurram clips it to third man

20.2

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, 2 runs, driven behind square and they hurry back for the second

Pradeep around the wicket

20.3

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, 1 bye, slash and a miss, and the 'keeper fumbles

20.4

Airee to Khurram Khan, no run, defended to cover

20.5

Airee to Khurram Khan, no run, genuine play and miss outside off, Pradeep generating some pace

20.6

Airee to Khurram Khan, FOUR, fuller and wider and Khurram flings the bat down on one knee, Lara-lite, and it goes to the backward point boundary beating two fielders

End of over 21 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 63/4
Khurram Khan    10* (13b 1x4)      P Airee    2-0-9-0
Rohan Mustafa    4* (9b)      B Regmi    3-0-6-2

21.1

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run

21.2

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run

21.3

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, FOUR, leans back to lash through cover, top shot

And a flelder goes back to the cover boundary, three more on the leg side

21.4

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run, drops on a full-length, batsman comes forward, driving, can't beat the field

21.5

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run

21.6

B Regmi to Rohan Mustafa, no run

End of over 22 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 67/4
Rohan Mustafa    8* (15b 1x4)      B Regmi    4-0-10-2
Khurram Khan    10* (13b 1x4)      P Airee    2-0-9-0

22.1

Airee to Khurram Khan, 1 run, nudged off his pads to the on side

22.2

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, no run, bowler dives to his left to save a run, Pradeep pitching it up here

Still around the wicket to the left-handers

22.3

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, no run, defended

22.4

Airee to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, length ball on off, tapped down to third man

22.5

Airee to Khurram Khan, no run, fuller, on middle, Khurram drives, can't beat mid-on

22.6

Airee to Khurram Khan, 2 runs, shorter, and tucked off his hips for an easy single

End of over 23 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 71/4
Khurram Khan    13* (16b 1x4)      P Airee    3-0-13-0
Rohan Mustafa    9* (18b 1x4)      B Regmi    4-0-10-2

23.1

to Rohan Mustafa, no run

23.2

to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, clipped to the right of square leg

23.3

to Khurram Khan, no run

23.4

to Khurram Khan, no run, floated up from around the wicket, Khurram not tempted

23.5

to Khurram Khan, 1 run, full-length delivery, on off-stump, Khurram mistimes a drive to long-off

23.6

to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, tossed up and taken on the full, long-off fields

End of a tidy over

End of over 24 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 74/4
Rohan Mustafa    11* (21b 1x4)         1-0-3-0
Khurram Khan    14* (19b 1x4)      P Airee    3-0-13-0

24.1

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, 1 run, driven softly to cover

24.2

Gauchan to Khurram Khan, 1 run, tossed up and driven into the space between cover and long-off

24.3

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run

24.4

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, tries to make room to cut, misses

24.5

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, driven back to the bowler

24.6

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, no run, pushed to cover

UAE trying to get back into the contest, Nepal's grip still strong though as we reach the half-way stage of the innings

End of over 25 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 76/4
Rohan Mustafa    12* (26b 1x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-2-0
Khurram Khan    15* (20b 1x4)         1-0-3-0

25.1

to Khurram Khan, no run

25.2

to Khurram Khan, no run

25.3

to Khurram Khan, no run

25.4

to Khurram Khan, FOUR, low full toss and Khurram just swings it round to backward square

25.5

to Khurram Khan, 1 run, driven to long-off, bat making a whipcrack sound

25.6

to Rohan Mustafa, no run

End of over 26 (5 runs) United Arab Emirates 81/4
Rohan Mustafa    12* (27b 1x4)         2-0-8-0
Khurram Khan    20* (25b 2x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-2-0

Four men on the boundary, fanning out in front of square

26.1

Gauchan to Khurram Khan, no run, slower than normal at release, Shakti holding the ball back a touch

26.2

Gauchan to Khurram Khan, OUT, Khurram holes out! Just lobs it up, mistiming his drive to a ball that pitched on middle and spun away and Amrit Bhattarai at long-off just has to wait for the ball to drop in his hands

Khurram Khan c Bhattarai b Gauchan 20 (27b 2x4 0x6) SR: 74.07

26.3

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run

26.4

Gauchan to Rohan Mustafa, OUT, And the second set batsman is out, playing across the line, trying to play to midwicket

Rohan Mustafa lbw b Gauchan 12 (28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

New batsman making his UAE debut is Muhammad Azam, he joins veteran Arshad Ali

26.5

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, no run, Around the wicket, pitches on leg and almost gets through the left-hander

26.6

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, comes down the wicket and skews a drive in the air, but away from the fielders on the off-side

End of over 27 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 83/6
Mohammad Azam    1* (2b)      SP Gauchan    2-0-4-2
Arshad Ali    1* (1b)         2-0-8-0

27.1

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 2 runs, another skewed drive! in the air for a long time but safe, to the long-on area. Counter-attacking without the greatest authority; but must have been given a job to by his coach

His partner Arshad Ali comes down the wicket to have a word

27.2

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, defended

27.3

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, SIX, free flow of the bat and the half-volley on middle is dispatched yards over long-on!

27.4

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run

27.5

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run

27.6

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run

End of over 28 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 91/6
Mohammad Azam    9* (8b 1x6)      S Regmi    5-1-19-0
Arshad Ali    1* (1b)      SP Gauchan    2-0-4-2

28.1

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run, comes forward to scotch the spin

28.2

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

28.3

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run, driven off the front foot, to long-on

28.4

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, no run

28.5

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, down on one knee, and slams a length ball, flat and skimmingly through long-on, Prithu Baskota puts in a dive to attempt a catch but the ball beats him by a yard. Shot of some power!

28.6

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, length ball on off, and pushed to cover

End of over 29 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 97/6
Mohammad Azam    14* (11b 1x4 1x6)      SP Gauchan    3-0-10-2
Arshad Ali    2* (4b)      S Regmi    5-1-19-0

29.1

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, length ball, defended from middle

29.2

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, length ball, driven to mid-off

29.3

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, swept to backward square

29.4

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, shuffles forward to drive to long-on and scurries a run

Three on the boundary in the V

29.5

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

29.6

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, 1 run, comes forward to take the ball on the full and clips a drive to long-on

End of over 30 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 99/6
Arshad Ali    3* (6b)      S Regmi    6-1-21-0
Mohammad Azam    15* (15b 1x4 1x6)      SP Gauchan    3-0-10-2

30.1

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run, nudged to square leg

30.2

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 2 runs, Azam continuing to live airily, the slash goes between cover and backward point

30.3

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, and gets away with it again, played squarer but catchably, two fielders bisected on the off-side

30.4

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, no run, defended

30.5

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, no run, looking for a run from a drive to a length delivery on the off-side

30.6

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, fuller length delivery and driven back past the bowler

UAE making a mini-recovery here

End of over 31 (8 runs) United Arab Emirates 107/6
Mohammad Azam    22* (20b 2x4 1x6)      SP Gauchan    4-0-18-2
Arshad Ali    4* (7b)      S Regmi    6-1-21-0

31.1

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, SIX, Power! Thumps into the stands at long-on, five feet above the fielder stationed for the shot

31.2

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, no run, defended

31.3

S Regmi to Mohammad Azam, 1 run, looking for a run, can't beat the leg-side field

31.4

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run, nudged square

31.5

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

31.6

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 32 (7 runs) United Arab Emirates 114/6
Arshad Ali    4* (10b)      S Regmi    7-1-28-0
Mohammad Azam    29* (23b 2x4 2x6)      SP Gauchan    4-0-18-2

32.1

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, FOUR, swept behind square

32.2

Gauchan to Mohammad Azam, OUT, and this time he's snared. Safe hands of Malla at point take the offering, Gauchan delighted and Nepal look like they could keep UAE down to below 200

Mohammad Azam c Malla b Gauchan 33 (25b 3x4 2x6) SR: 132.00

Good little innings by Azam though, played for his team and may have kick-started a revolution. Certainly got the run-rate moving

32.3

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

32.4

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

32.5

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, 1 run, driven to long-off to get off the mark, Shakti Gauchan keeping the ball well up to the bat

32.6

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run, driven to long-on

End of over 33 (6 runs) United Arab Emirates 120/7
Arshad Ali    5* (11b)      SP Gauchan    5-0-24-3
Fayyaz Ahmed    1* (3b)      S Regmi    7-1-28-0

33.1

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

33.2

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

33.3

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

33.4

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run, lands on a length and Arshad defends, you can sense the lion wants to roar, but dare not

33.5

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

33.6

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, 1 wide, down the leg-side

33.6

B Regmi to Arshad Ali, 2 runs, swept to the square-leg boundary fielder

Temperature in the mid-30s, just a wisp of a breeze here

End of over 34 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 123/7
Arshad Ali    7* (17b)      B Regmi    5-0-13-2
Fayyaz Ahmed    1* (3b)      SP Gauchan    5-0-24-3

34.1

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, 2 runs, driven to the mid-off gap

34.2

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

34.3

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

Fielder drops to backward square leg, four on the rope now

34.4

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

34.5

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, no run

34.6

Gauchan to Fayyaz Ahmed, 1 run, under-edged sweep down to fine leg to pinch the strike

End of over 35 (3 runs) United Arab Emirates 126/7
Fayyaz Ahmed    4* (9b)      SP Gauchan    6-0-27-3
Arshad Ali    7* (17b)      B Regmi    5-0-13-2

35.1

B Regmi to Fayyaz Ahmed, OUT, Head up, trying for a big one to a ball that pitched on middle and spun away, slides off the face into the waiting hands of Shakti Gauchan at point

Fayyaz Ahmed c Gauchan b B Regmi 4 (10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

UAE in danger of not making 150

35.2

B Regmi to Silva, no run

35.3

B Regmi to Silva, no run

35.4

B Regmi to Silva, no run

35.5

B Regmi to Silva, no run

35.6

B Regmi to Silva, no run

Master-class in keeping the ball out from Shadeep Silva, but he's not looking to score runs at all

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) United Arab Emirates 126/8
EHSN Silva    0* (5b)      B Regmi    6-1-13-3
Arshad Ali    7* (17b)      SP Gauchan    6-0-27-3

36.1

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 wide

UAE's hopes rest on Arshad Ali, plenty of match-winning performances from him in the past but he's having to bat with the tail as well as battle the Nepali spinners. If UAE can bat through the 50 overs they'll have achieved something

36.1

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

36.2

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

36.3

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

36.4

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

36.5

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 2 runs

36.6

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run

End of over 37 (4 runs) United Arab Emirates 130/8
Arshad Ali    10* (23b)      SP Gauchan    7-0-31-3
EHSN Silva    0* (5b)      B Regmi    6-1-13-3

37.1

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

37.2

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

37.3

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run, trying to work the ball through leg every time, can't beat the field

37.4

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, no run

37.5

S Regmi to Arshad Ali, 1 run

37.6

S Regmi to Silva, 1 run, turns a length ball off his legs and lopes a single.

End of over 38 (2 runs) United Arab Emirates 132/8
EHSN Silva    1* (6b)      S Regmi    8-1-30-0
Arshad Ali    11* (28b)      SP Gauchan    7-0-31-3

38.1

Gauchan to Silva, no run

38.2

Gauchan to Silva, no run

38.3

Gauchan to Silva, no run, just beats the outside edge as the batsman attempts an off-side dab to a ball that pitched on off

38.4

Gauchan to Silva, no run, leans back to hammer but no timing

38.5

Gauchan to Silva, no run, Shadeep looking as if he wants runs, but no connection yet

38.6

Gauchan to Silva, OUT, swings a length delivery round, hint of a top-edge and Sharad at long-on runs round to his left to clutch the offering to his chest

EHSN Silva c Vesawkar b Gauchan 1 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) United Arab Emirates 132/9
     SP Gauchan    8-1-31-4
Arshad Ali    11* (28b)      S Regmi    8-1-30-0

Manjula Guruge making his UAE debut

39.1

S Regmi to Guruge, no run

39.2

S Regmi to Guruge, no run

39.3

S Regmi to Guruge, no run

39.4

S Regmi to Guruge, no run

39.5

S Regmi to Guruge, no run

39.6

S Regmi to Guruge, no run, Maiden to keep the pressure on

End of over 40 (maiden) United Arab Emirates 132/9
AM Guruge    0* (6b)      S Regmi    9-2-30-0
Arshad Ali    11* (28b)      SP Gauchan    8-1-31-4

And will Arshad Ali, the renowned UAE strokeplayer, start to hit out now?

40.1

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, no run

40.2

Gauchan to Arshad Ali, 1 run, nudges to square leg, Guruge no hesitation in coming through for the run.

40.3

Gauchan to Guruge, no run

40.4

Gauchan to Guruge, no run, appeal for lbw, the bowler convinced at least!

40.5

Gauchan to Guruge, OUT, and gets his man this time, Guruge plopped forward but hit in line and that's another Shakti Gauchan 5-for

AM Guruge lbw b Gauchan 0 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Terrific performance by Nepal's bowlers. We all expected their spinners to shine but the way the new-ball bowlers operated, with pace and purpose, showed that the whole team were up for the contest. UAE were never allowed to get going and have been outplayed totally so far. They do have six spinners of their own though and on a Sharjah surface that is gripping and turning, UAE have a chance. Thanks for being with us so far, join us again at 0915hrs GMT for the start of the Nepal innings.

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