ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, 24th Match, Group B: Nepal v Scotland at Dubai (CA2), Nov 18, 2013
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - 24th match, Group B
Scotland won by 8 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Played at ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai (neutral venue)
18 November 2013 (20-over match)

Hello all and welcome to the coverage of the game of the between Nepal and Scotland. Nepal are the table-toppers and a win here would consolidate their position. Scotland, on the other hand are languishing at the bottom of the table and desperately need a win to push their campaign back on track.

Toss: Scotland won the toss and they have chosen to field

0.1

MacLeod to Khakurel, no run, outside the off stump. He looks to drive and is beaten

0.2

MacLeod to Khakurel, 1 no ball, oversteps and a free hit coming up

0.2

MacLeod to Khakurel, SIX, now that's the way you deal with a free hit. He lofts it over deep midwicket for the first six of innings

0.3

MacLeod to Khakurel, 1 leg bye, off the pads to short fine-leg

0.4

MacLeod to Sagar Pun, no run, comes forward and defends it to cover

0.5

MacLeod to Sagar Pun, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

0.6

MacLeod to Sagar Pun, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. He moves forward and drives it to mid-off

End of over 1 (8 runs) Nepal 8/0

    • Sagar Pun 0 (3b)
    • SP Khakurel 6 (4b 1x6)
    • CS MacLeod 1-0-7-0
1.1

Sharif to Khakurel, 1 wide, wide outside the off stump

1.1

Sharif to Khakurel, no run, good length ball and moving away from the batsman. Khakurel moves across and looks to defend it. Comprehensively beaten

1.2

Sharif to Khakurel, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. Khakurel lofts it straight into the hands of the fielder at mid-off

SP Khakurel c Taylor b Sharif 6 (6m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

1.3

Sharif to Malla, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Mall comes forward and drives it to cover

1.4

Sharif to Malla, 1 run, pushes it to deep square-leg for a single

1.5

Sharif to Sagar Pun, no run, beats Pun with the away going delivery. Similar to the way he beat Khakurel before he dismissed him

1.6

Sharif to Sagar Pun, no run, Pun is living dangerously. He rocks back and looks to cut the short delivery. The bounce beats the intended shot and Pun is yet to get off the mark

End of over 2 (2 runs) Nepal 10/1

    • Sagar Pun 0 (5b)
    • G Malla 1 (2b)
    • SM Sharif 1-0-2-1
    • CS MacLeod 1-0-7-0
2.1

Wardlaw to Malla, FOUR

2.2

Wardlaw to Malla, no run

2.3

Wardlaw to Malla, no run

2.4

Wardlaw to Malla, 1 run

2.5

Wardlaw to Sagar Pun, SIX

2.6

Wardlaw to Sagar Pun, no run

End of over 3 (11 runs) Nepal 21/1

    • Sagar Pun 6 (7b 1x6)
    • G Malla 6 (6b 1x4)
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-11-0
    • SM Sharif 1-0-2-1
3.1

Sharif to Malla, no run

3.2

Sharif to Malla, no run

3.3

Sharif to Malla, 1 run

3.4

Sharif to Sagar Pun, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

3.5

Sharif to Sagar Pun, no run, looks to cut it and is beaten

3.6

Sharif to Sagar Pun, FOUR, short ball on the off stump. Pun stands tall and smashes it back past the bowler for a boundary

End of over 4 (5 runs) Nepal 26/1

    • Sagar Pun 10 (10b 1x4 1x6)
    • G Malla 7 (9b 1x4)
    • SM Sharif 2-0-7-1
    • I Wardlaw 1-0-11-0
4.1

Taylor to Malla, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. He leans forward and punches it to cover

4.2

Taylor to Malla, no run, good length ball outside the off stump. Malla comes forward and defends it to the off side

4.3

Taylor to Malla, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side for a single

Nepal fans at the ground seem to be fond of Vuvuzela's Nepal fans at the ground seem to be fond of Vuvuzelas

4.4

Taylor to Sagar Pun, no run

4.5

Taylor to Sagar Pun, 1 run, comes forward and pushes it to the leg side as they run across for a single

4.6

Taylor to Malla, 1 run, comes forward and turns it to deep square-leg for a single

Last year when Nepal were the joint winners of the ACC Elite trophy, presentation was held up by the Nepal fans. Hope we don't see a repeat of the same through this tournament

End of over 5 (3 runs) Nepal 29/1

    • G Malla 9 (13b 1x4)
    • Sagar Pun 11 (12b 1x4 1x6)
    • RML Taylor 1-0-3-0
    • SM Sharif 2-0-7-1
5.1

Goudie to Malla, no run

5.2

Goudie to Malla, 1 run, steers it to third-man for a single

5.3

Goudie to Sagar Pun, OUT, another needless slog. He never looked comfortable at the crease and ends up getting a top edge that is snaffled up by Haq at fine-leg

Sagar Pun c Haq b Goudie 11 (23m 13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 84.61

A brilliant welcome by the crowd for Khadka as he comes in to replace Pun at the crease. Easily the most popular Nepal player

5.4

Goudie to Malla, FOUR

5.5

Goudie to Malla, no run

5.6

Goudie to Malla, 1 wide, OUT, wide down the leg side. For some reason, Malla skips down the track and looks to force it to the leg side. He misses and that's a brilliant piece of keeping by Murphy

G Malla st †Murphy b Goudie 14 (20m 17b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

5.6

Goudie to Bhandari, no run, comes forward and looks to drive it. The away movement beats the outside edge

End of over 6 (6 runs) Nepal 35/3

    • B Bhandari 0 (1b)
    • P Khadka 0 (0b)
    • G Goudie 1-0-6-2
    • RML Taylor 1-0-3-0

the vuvuzelas have gone quiet, but with Khadka at crease they might come into play at any time

6.1

Taylor to Khadka, no run, comes forward and drives it to the off side

6.2

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single

6.3

Taylor to Bhandari, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Bhandari comes forward and drives it to cover

6.4

Taylor to Bhandari, 1 run, on the leg stump. Bhandari turns it to fine-leg for a single

6.5

Taylor to Khadka, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

6.5

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run, outside the off stump. Khadka steers it to short third-man for a single

6.6

Taylor to Bhandari, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

End of over 7 (4 runs) Nepal 39/3

    • B Bhandari 1 (4b)
    • P Khadka 2 (3b)
    • RML Taylor 2-0-7-0
    • G Goudie 1-0-6-2
7.1

Goudie to Khadka, 1 run

7.2

Goudie to Bhandari, 2 runs

7.3

Goudie to Bhandari, 1 run

7.4

Goudie to Khadka, FOUR, comes forward and lofts it to wide long-on for a boundary

7.5

Goudie to Khadka, no run, comes forward and defends it to the leg side

7.6

Goudie to Khadka, no run, comes forward and steers it to short third-man

End of over 8 (8 runs) Nepal 47/3

    • P Khadka 7 (7b 1x4)
    • B Bhandari 4 (6b)
    • G Goudie 2-0-14-2
    • RML Taylor 2-0-7-0
8.1

Wardlaw to Bhandari, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.1

Wardlaw to Bhandari, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the keeper for a leg-bye

8.2

Wardlaw to Khadka, 1 run, pushes it to square-leg for a single

8.3

Wardlaw to Bhandari, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.3

Wardlaw to Bhandari, 1 wide, wide as he pitches it short and it sails over the head of the batsman

8.3

Wardlaw to Bhandari, no run, comes forward and defends it to the off side

8.4

Wardlaw to Bhandari, FOUR, short ball outside the off stump. Bhandari steers it to third-man for a boundary

8.5

Wardlaw to Bhandari, 1 run, pushes it to the leg side for a single

8.6

Wardlaw to Khadka, 1 run

End of over 9 (11 runs) Nepal 58/3

    • P Khadka 9 (9b 1x4)
    • B Bhandari 9 (10b 1x4)
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-21-0
    • G Goudie 2-0-14-2
9.1

Haq to Khadka, no run

9.2

Haq to Khadka, 1 run

9.3

Haq to Bhandari, no run

9.4

Haq to Bhandari, no run

9.5

Haq to Bhandari, no run

9.6

Haq to Bhandari, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 10 (1 run) Nepal 59/3

    • B Bhandari 9 (14b 1x4)
    • P Khadka 10 (11b 1x4)
    • RM Haq 1-0-1-0
    • I Wardlaw 2-0-21-0
10.1

Taylor to Khadka, no run

10.2

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run

10.3

Taylor to Bhandari, 1 leg bye

10.4

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run

10.5

Taylor to Bhandari, FOUR, on the leg stump. Bhandari glances it to fine-leg for a boundary

10.6

Taylor to Bhandari, 1 run

End of over 11 (8 runs) Nepal 67/3

    • B Bhandari 14 (17b 2x4)
    • P Khadka 12 (14b 1x4)
    • RML Taylor 3-0-14-0
    • RM Haq 1-0-1-0
11.1

Haq to Bhandari, SIX

11.2

Haq to Bhandari, no run

11.3

Haq to Bhandari, no run, comes forward and pushes it back to the bowler

11.4

Haq to Bhandari, SIX, lofts it over wide long-off for another six

11.5

Haq to Bhandari, no run

11.6

Haq to Bhandari, 1 run

End of over 12 (13 runs) Nepal 80/3

    • B Bhandari 27 (23b 2x4 2x6)
    • P Khadka 12 (14b 1x4)
    • RM Haq 2-0-14-0
    • RML Taylor 3-0-14-0
12.1

Sharif to Bhandari, 1 run

12.2

Sharif to Khadka, 1 run

12.3

Sharif to Bhandari, OUT

B Bhandari c MacLeod b Sharif 28 (28m 25b 2x4 2x6) SR: 112.00

12.4

Sharif to Vesawkar, 1 leg bye

12.5

Sharif to Khadka, no run

12.6

Sharif to Khadka, 1 run

End of over 13 (4 runs) Nepal 84/4

    • P Khadka 14 (17b 1x4)
    • S Vesawkar 0 (1b)
    • SM Sharif 3-0-10-2
    • RM Haq 2-0-14-0
13.1

Haq to Khadka, FOUR

13.2

Haq to Khadka, 1 run

13.3

Haq to Vesawkar, no run

13.4

Haq to Vesawkar, no run

13.5

Haq to Vesawkar, 1 run

13.6

Haq to Khadka, SIX

End of over 14 (12 runs) Nepal 96/4

    • P Khadka 25 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • S Vesawkar 1 (4b)
    • RM Haq 3-0-26-0
    • SM Sharif 3-0-10-2
14.1

Taylor to Vesawkar, 1 run

14.2

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run

14.3

Taylor to Vesawkar, 1 run

14.4

Taylor to Khadka, no run

14.5

Taylor to Khadka, 1 run

14.6

Taylor to Vesawkar, 1 run

End of over 15 (5 runs) Nepal 101/4

    • S Vesawkar 4 (7b)
    • P Khadka 27 (23b 2x4 1x6)
    • RML Taylor 4-0-19-0
    • RM Haq 3-0-26-0
15.1

Goudie to Vesawkar, 1 run

15.2

Goudie to Khadka, OUT, and that's a rare failure for Khadka. He lofts it straight into the hands of Machan at deep midwicket

P Khadka c †Murphy b Goudie 27 (41m 24b 2x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

15.3

Goudie to Vesawkar, 2 runs

15.4

Goudie to Vesawkar, 1 run

15.5

Goudie to Mandal, no run

15.6

Goudie to Mandal, no run

End of over 16 (4 runs) Nepal 105/5

    • AK Mandal 0 (2b)
    • S Vesawkar 8 (10b)
    • G Goudie 3-0-18-3
    • RML Taylor 4-0-19-0
16.1

Wardlaw to Vesawkar, 1 run, pushes it to long-on for a single

16.2

Wardlaw to Mandal, 1 run

16.3

Wardlaw to Vesawkar, 1 run, smashes it to long-off for a single

16.4

Wardlaw to Mandal, 1 run

16.5

Wardlaw to Vesawkar, no run, looks to drive and is beaten by the away movement

16.6

Wardlaw to Vesawkar, no run, fuller ball outside the off stump. Vesawkar looks to slice it and is beaten

End of over 17 (4 runs) Nepal 109/5

    • S Vesawkar 10 (14b)
    • AK Mandal 2 (4b)
    • I Wardlaw 3-0-25-0
    • G Goudie 3-0-18-3
17.1

Goudie to Mandal, 1 run

17.2

Goudie to Vesawkar, 1 run

17.3

Goudie to Mandal, FOUR

17.4

Goudie to Mandal, 1 run

17.5

Goudie to Vesawkar, no run

17.6

Goudie to Vesawkar, FOUR

End of over 18 (11 runs) Nepal 120/5

    • S Vesawkar 15 (17b 1x4)
    • AK Mandal 8 (7b 1x4)
    • G Goudie 4-0-29-3
    • I Wardlaw 3-0-25-0
18.1

Wardlaw to Mandal, OUT, looks to scoop it and misses the line. Struck plumb in front of the wicket

AK Mandal lbw b Wardlaw 8 (11m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

18.2

Wardlaw to Regmi, no run

18.3

Wardlaw to Regmi, FOUR

18.4

Wardlaw to Regmi, 1 leg bye

18.5

Wardlaw to Vesawkar, 1 run

18.6

Wardlaw to Regmi, 1 run

End of over 19 (7 runs) Nepal 127/6

    • B Regmi 5 (4b 1x4)
    • S Vesawkar 16 (18b 1x4)
    • I Wardlaw 4-0-31-1
    • G Goudie 4-0-29-3
19.1

Sharif to Regmi, SIX

19.2

Sharif to Regmi, 1 run

19.3

Sharif to Vesawkar, OUT

S Vesawkar c Coetzer b Sharif 16 (29m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

19.4

Sharif to Gauchan, 1 run

19.5

Sharif to Regmi, 1 run

19.6

Sharif to Gauchan, 1 bye, looks to swing it away and is beaten. They run across for a bye

Nepal have recovered well to score 137. Scotland can overhaul the target, but going by the way the bowlers were aided in the first innings, it isn't going to be a cakewalk for them

End of over 20 (10 runs) Nepal 137/7

    • SP Gauchan 1 (2b)
    • B Regmi 13 (7b 1x4 1x6)
    • SM Sharif 4-0-19-3
    • I Wardlaw 4-0-31-1
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