ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group B, Dubai

Nepal, Netherlands register third wins

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November 19, 2013

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Netherlands 110 for 3 (Myburgh 54*) beat Denmark 109 for 8 (Mahmood 41, Malik 4-10) by seven wickets
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Netherlands' Ahsan Malik picked up four wickets in his spell, Denmark v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, Group B, Dubai, November 19, 2013
Ahsan Malik bowled a stifling spell in which he picked up four wickets © ICC/Getty
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Netherlands' bowlers, led by a stifling spell from Ahsan Malik, helped set up a crushing win over Denmark in a Group B match in Dubai. Denmark chose to bat, but were soon left tottering on 30 for 5 in 10 overs, with Peter Borren picking up two wickets in one over. The innings was briefly revived by a counterattacking partnership of 44 runs between Kamran Mahmood, who scored 41 off 31 balls, and Taha Ahmed, who hit 19 off 13, before Malik cleaned up the tail and ended up with career-best figures of 4 for 10.

Netherlands then sprinted towards the target of 110, scoring 14 in the first over followed by Wesley Barresi and Stephan Myburgh adding 49 for the second wicket in 4.2 overs. Barresi was dismissed after scoring an 11-ball 22 that included two sixes and a four, but Myburgh kept the tempo up for the team. He hit four sixes in his 54, the last one bringing up his half-century and the team's win in the 11th over.

Netherlands have climbed up to the top of the Group B table with three wins out of four games. Denmark, on the other hand, are yet to register a win.

Nepal 141 for 3 (Bhandari 51*, Khakurel 38) beat Papua New Guinea 140 for 6 (Jones 55, Dai 36*, Khadka 3-22) by seven wickets
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Nepal moved to second place in Group B with a convincing seven-wicket win over Papua New Guinea in their fourth match of the World T20 Qualifiers. Chasing 141, Nepal reached the target in the 19th over with useful contributions from Subash Khakurel, Paras Khadka and Binod Bhandari.

Electing to bat, PNG saw only three substantial contributions out of the eight batsmen who came out. After opener Tony Ura scored a 14-ball 22, No. 4 and former England batsman Geraint Jones held the innings together till the 18th over with his 55, which featured four sixes. Four of the top six scored in single-digits before Mahuru Dai's unbeaten 36 off 22 took them to 140.

Nepal were hardly troubled even though brothers Chris and Charles Amini took a wicket each. However, Khakurel led the chase from the beginning with his knock of 38 followed by Khadka and Bhandari who saw them home with 26 and 51 respectively.

Kenya 183 for 7 (Aga 52*, Haq 2-21) beat Scotland 91 (Tikolo 4-2) by 92 runs
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Kenya registered a big win over Scotland in a Group B match in Dubai after a frantic finish which saw offspinner Steve Tikolo taking four out of the last five Scotland wickets in six balls. Tikolo came in to bowl in the 12th over and picked up the wickets of Gordon Goudie and David Murphy off the second and third balls, then dismissed Safyaan Sharif off the fifth delivery, before adding another scalp - Iain Wardlaw, the No.11 - on the second delivery of his second over. Scotland were 84 for 4 after 10 overs and needed another 100 at that stage, but they lost their last six wickets in the next 3.2 overs to be bowled out for 91.

Earlier, Kenya's batsmen, led by a late charge from Ragheb Aga, lifted the team to 183, the third-highest total in the tournament. Aga was unbeaten on 52 that came off 25 deliveries and included seven fours and a six.

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Posted by   on (November 25, 2013, 9:50 GMT)

Which channel will broadcast live match between HONGKONG vs Neapl??

Posted by   on (November 25, 2013, 2:27 GMT)

Please sombody tell me that, wich channel they are going to give a chance to see live match?

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 7:31 GMT)

There is something more then inspirational taking nepal ahead substantially.The hunger to get into the top level,captain paras khadka's revolutionary form and wonders done in by the coach are probably the few reasons.The whole team is changing the dream of millions of nepalis into reality.I think probably today nepal will be surprising netherland with some hard cricket on field.Best of luck guys. :-)

Posted by Llka on (November 20, 2013, 7:17 GMT)

Well done nepal. now you guys need to play with teams like pakistan,india,afghanistan and ireland regularly to compete with big boys.

Posted by pindolia on (November 20, 2013, 6:27 GMT)

Well done team Kenya we are proud of you please keep the momentum going and GOD willing we will qualify in style.Bowling make it tight the Scotland match they made 84 in ten overs we need to look into bowling economically spinners need to pick more wickets like Varaiya and Shem.The coach should look into this.Otherwise Kenyan fans behind you all the way.

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 5:58 GMT)

big wish for all nepalese cricket fans to watch nepal cricket team battling on T20 world cup...

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 5:51 GMT)

Nepal is in the golden era of cricket, winning back to back titles WCL Div 4, Div 3, ACC Elite Cup trophy-jointly with UAE after tie and runners up of the ACC T20 cup... and here we are defeating the heavy weights , in senior level after defeating test giants like RSA, Newzealand etc in the ICC U-19 world cup. Can't wait to cheer for nepal in the T20 world cup, already made plans to be there in Bangladesh if everything goes right... Netherlands were nearly beaten by us in teh previous qualifier but we lost only because we had to win the match in 12 overs to qualify.Lets beat them this time around, top the group and qualify... BOL NEPALI CRICKET TEAM, we at home are already proud, keep up the momentum !!!

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 5:40 GMT)

It was good play of yesterday match with PNG and guys pls give continuation on todays match. Opener stability and match setting worked well of yesterday match but run rate still is slightly lower than expectation calculate of 8-9 runs per over in todays match. we hope your good play and wining match with Netherland see you in win win breath and Good Luck guys.

Posted by shriramsapkota on (November 20, 2013, 5:39 GMT)

nepal playing well and hope for qualifying in world cup

Posted by madhugaire on (November 20, 2013, 5:36 GMT)

It lokks preety good to see the scorecard everytime Nepal has won the match. Three matches with different opponents and three different names that have emerged to see Nepal home. Be it Paras, Subash or Bhandari, it doesnt matter for many until and unless team keeps winning. But when team is analyzwd on the whole, this is the crucial factor that can put opponents under tremendous pressure imapacting the fear that anybody in the side is capable of being a good finisher. doing well after each match is the Nepali team, this time, as many of Nepali hearts are expectiong their team to reach the world cup, hopefully the best eleven will not disappoint us. Good luck boys....

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 5:15 GMT)

WHY NETHERLANDS IS NOT EASY FOR NEPAL -Neth is at the top of group B winning 3 of 4 -Neth has defeated the strong team Afghanistan (target 91) by 7 wickets with 43 balls left.Star perfomers (SP) with the bat PW Borren 38*(15) n SP with the ball is Muddari Bukhari with the economy 2.21 n two wickets. -Neth has defeated Bermuda (144) by 8 wickets with 24 balls left.In this match SP with ball is MAA Jamil with the economy 3.75 n 2 wickets n SP with the bat is W Barresi 45(32) n SJ MYburgh 78(53) -Also defeated Denmark (109) by 7 wickets with 56 balls left.Here SP with the ball is again MAA Jamil with economy 2.50 n 4 wickets n SP with the bat is again SJ Myburgh 54(32) -only one loss against PNG (193) by 52 runs while chasing SP with bat are BN Cooper 27 (21) n MJB rippon 50(40) So nepalese cricket team be careful with Ballers:Muddari Bukhari, MAA Jamil Batters:PW Borren,W Barresi, SJ MYburgh,BN Cooper n MJB Rippon Keep these players in mind. in this series: W L W W

Posted by sumannasha on (November 20, 2013, 4:40 GMT)

We want another win against Netherlands, best of luck Nepal

Posted by SriLankanYoungBlood on (November 20, 2013, 4:36 GMT)

seeing this comments i can understand how d cricket feaver in nepal. now they understood no point of chasing Football instead giving priority to cricket is important. Ind,Pak,SL,BD then AFG or Nepal? best of luck to Nepal and Afganistan as subcontinent teams. from a SLFan

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 3:53 GMT)

ya india vs nepal 2014 coming soon

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 3:35 GMT)

this is just the beginning, get ready for Nepalese climax

Posted by Anil_Koshy on (November 20, 2013, 3:31 GMT)

Nepal should qualify, it would really sad if any team comprising of expatriates get through at the expense of Nepal

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 0:17 GMT)

Nepal vs Netherlands. Nepal vs Afghanistan.Two death matches for the team and and in a must win situation of run rate if they lose a game.I hope Nepal win tomorrow!BEST OF LUCK!:)

Posted by   on (November 20, 2013, 0:03 GMT)

Nepal and PNG very surprising teams that's are playing well in this tournament. Hope Nepal qualify for World cup along with Afghanistan and UAE

Posted by wapuser on (November 19, 2013, 21:20 GMT)

Proud to be nepali and nepalese cricket fan.... Now i can answer to everyone my team my country is best for me ...

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 19:40 GMT)

Afghanistan is favorite team in group B, but at this time Nepal is playing sensible cricket especially to great countries like Kenya and Papua New Guinea. Once again great efforts by Nepal. Neither land and Afghanistan is Nepal's next challenge. Afghanistan had beaten Nepal 7 times in a row so far, but at this time Nepal is looking for a victory.

Posted by FieryFerg on (November 19, 2013, 18:40 GMT)

Can someone enlighten me as to how Scotland have improved since bringing in a bunch of county cricket has-beens and never-weres? Time for Steindl to pack his bags - better coaches than him have been bulleted by Cricket Scotland for far less!

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 17:45 GMT)

Great game of cricket Being played by Nepal....I read the interview of Nepali coach where he said he don't believe in participating only he wants to win the competition...go ahead....

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 17:30 GMT)

well played guys! Don't forget the tough matches ahead.

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 17:09 GMT)

I proud of my Nepalese team especially Binod bhandari he showed today unbelievable batting, all Nepali cricket fan hope he will go forward and show tomorrow also over Netherlands, we know it Netherlands lose by 52 run with Papua New Guinea on 14th match. we know Nepali team will 100% win with Netherlands, Jaya Gorkhe Jaya Nepal and Jaya Nepali Cricket god bless you all. Cricket crazy fan Shyam Gurung Afghanistan

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 17:08 GMT)

tommarow math is important for Nepal This is finalized top position tomorrow wine directly rech 2013 t20 orld cup today need put every potential only one math away form T20 word cup that chance never coma again only need spin blower play important role nad Batmen also Every one waiting tomorrow math all eye tomorrow math Bin math This Tournament Wish you Nepal every time

Posted by Sanntos on (November 19, 2013, 16:16 GMT)

congratulation to our Nepal Cricket team.i m waiting for tomorrow match n i hope it will b more interesting n hope we will beat Netherland.ayyoooo Gorkhaliiii

Posted by Anantas11 on (November 19, 2013, 16:10 GMT)

Nepal's mission back on track...Netherlands is their Next Target.... if they overcome them tomorrow.. they will top the table & straight to the world cup..

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 16:03 GMT)

as i know..netherlands is a hot n cold team..hope they'll b cold n nepal b hot...every1 wanna see nepal go in wc so y not we nepalese b dreaming abt that too...best of luck nepal...jay nepal

Posted by BadalSunilKumar on (November 19, 2013, 15:12 GMT)

nepAl used to have nice bowling attack..... now it is strong batting line-up which is major..... if our boys come back with that bowling spirit that they used to have then we ll surely be on top of group B

Posted by Prasanna_310 on (November 19, 2013, 14:52 GMT)

How great is the momentum going for Nepal! Hope they finally outdo not only Netharlands but their arch rival Afganistan! Surely beating Afganistan will send message to the outside world. THere is a lot to be done to improve this cricket mad country. They need money from ICC, match practice and coaching from India and Pakistan, and lots of exposure...

Posted by kailashimali on (November 19, 2013, 14:41 GMT)

Once again Nepali players showed their talent. Each game some new player getting good knock. Thank you Binod, Gyanendra, Amrit and only one Paras.

Posted by noor101091 on (November 19, 2013, 14:38 GMT)

its gonna be tough tyms 4 nepal ahead,wid mtchs agnst afg,neth,bermuda.shld c hw dey live up 2 d expectations.png hv relatvly easier draw,so i thnk dey shld fnsh in top 3.

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 14:28 GMT)

Tomorrow's match is the most important one. It will probably decide the final-first position in the group. Best of luck Nepalese team.

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 14:25 GMT)

the tough games r ahead so neapl meed much more improvement so that we all nepali could see in further worldcup. best wisjes nct

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 14:07 GMT)

The next game against netherlands is probably the biggest game in this group after afganistan.. So best of luck for tomorrows game.. Jay nepal

Posted by shaileshij on (November 19, 2013, 13:51 GMT)

nepal will surely be in top 3 with this perfomance..and we would be happy to be in top 3..JAI NEPAL..COMON NEPALESE

Posted by   on (November 19, 2013, 13:39 GMT)

Congratulation to Nepali cricket team for showing what they are capable of. I just can't ask more from them, the confidence and new hero in each win proves Nepal is getting nice bunch of players. I am waiting for showdown between top 2 team of Group B

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