ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier - Quarter final

Hong Kong v Nepal

Nepal won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Irfan Ahmed and Waqas Barkat will open the batting for Hong Kong. Karn with the new ball.

The pitch will suit the batsman the most as per Nick Knight, not much of offerings for the bowler.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first Quarter-Final between Hong Kong and Nepal. Both the teams going with the same playing XI from their last match.

Anurag Acharya: "Hong Kong is perhaps the best fielding team in the tournament. Its one more weapon in Hong Kong's arsenal that Nepal have to be cautious about!"

Toss: Nepal won the toss and elected to field.

0.1

Karn to Irfan Ahmed, 1 wide, back of a length delivery, pitched on leg and moves away, called wide.

0.1

Karn to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, length delivery angling down leg, Irfan helps it away to the fine leg fence

0.2

Karn to Irfan Ahmed, 1 leg bye, back of a length delivery on middle and angles in, off the pads for a leg bye

0.3

Karn to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and off, nudges to on side

0.4

Karn to Irfan Ahmed, 1 leg bye, back of a length delivery, angling in from middle and off, off the thigh pad and rolls to on side

0.5

Karn to Waqas Barkat, 1 leg bye, length delivery drifting on the pads, once again off the pads past the keeper

0.6

Karn to Irfan Ahmed, no run, length delivery, on middle and off, defends off the front foot to off side

End of over 1 (9 runs) Hong Kong 9/0
Irfan Ahmed    4* (4b 1x4)      A Karn    1-0-6-0
Waqas Barkat    1* (2b)     

1.1

Mukhiya to Waqas Barkat, 3 runs, back of a length delivery, pitched outside off and drives it off the back foot through the region

1.2

Mukhiya to Irfan Ahmed, no run, length delivery, pitched outside off and he comes under the line and defends to off side

1.3

Mukhiya to Irfan Ahmed, FOUR, length delivery, on off, driven on the rise to cover boundary

1.4

Mukhiya to Irfan Ahmed, OUT, back of a length delivery, pitched outside off and holds the line. Mukhiya bowls this with a bit of some extra effort which got him some extra bounce which surprised Irfan. He stays on his crease and tries for a push to mid-off, outside edge and into the safe hands of Khadka at first slip.

Irfan Ahmed c Khadka b Mukhiya 8 (8m 7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

1.5

Mukhiya to Atkinson, 1 run, length delivery, pitched outside off and Jamie pushes off the front foot to mid-off

1.6

Mukhiya to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, length delivery, angling in from outside off, nudges to midwicket

End of over 2 (9 runs) Hong Kong 18/1
Waqas Barkat    5* (4b)      JK Mukhiya    1-0-9-1
JJ Atkinson    1* (1b)      A Karn    1-0-6-0

2.1

Karn to Waqas Barkat, 1 leg bye, length delivery swinging in from outside off, off the pads to off side

2.2

Karn to Atkinson, no run, good length delivery, pitched ouside off and holds the line, defends

2.3

Karn to Atkinson, no run, comes forward and padded away a length outside off

2.4

Karn to Atkinson, 1 run, lenth delivery, outside off, inside edge off Atkinson and it roll towards the slip

2.5

Karn to Waqas Barkat, no run, back of a length delivery, moving away with the angle, gets under the line and pushes it to off

2.6

Karn to Waqas Barkat, no run, length delivery, pitched outsdie off and moves away, dabs it from the crease to point

End of over 3 (2 runs) Hong Kong 20/1
Waqas Barkat    5* (7b)      A Karn    2-0-7-0
JJ Atkinson    2* (4b)      JK Mukhiya    1-0-9-1

3.1

Mukhiya to Atkinson, 2 runs, short of a length delivery, on middle and leg, rocks back and pulls to the right of deep midwicket for a couple

3.2

Mukhiya to Atkinson, no run, good length delivery, pitched outside off and straightens, comes forward and defends it

3.3

Mukhiya to Atkinson, no run, length delivery, around off, goes back and pushes it to off

3.4

Mukhiya to Atkinson, 1 leg bye, back of a length delivery, pitched outside off and moves a bit in with good bounce, Atkinson shuffle across a lot and off the pad to off side

3.5

Mukhiya to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, length delivery, pitched outside off and a bit of width offered, powers it to the left of cover

3.6

Mukhiya to Atkinson, 1 run, back of a length, on off, pushes it off the back foot to the left of mid-off and will keep the strike

End of over 4 (5 runs) Hong Kong 25/1
JJ Atkinson    5* (9b)      JK Mukhiya    2-0-13-1
Waqas Barkat    6* (8b)      A Karn    2-0-7-0

4.1

Karn to Atkinson, OUT, back of a length delivery, pitched on middle and moves away with the angle. Atkinson comes forward and tries to cut it from way outside leg, not that short and also played quite away from his body. It went flat towards point where Sagar dives to his front and took a good low catch.

JJ Atkinson c Sagar Pun b Karn 5 (11m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

4.2

Karn to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, length delivery, on middle and leg, nudges to on side

4.3

Karn to Waqas Barkat, no run, length delivery, on middle and leg, pushes it to the right of the bowler, Karn dives and fields it

4.4

Karn to Waqas Barkat, no run, on a good length length, pushes it back to the bowler

4.5

Karn to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, glides it to third man

4.6

Karn to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, length delivery, angling in from middle, gets it to the right of mid-off

End of over 5 (3 runs) Hong Kong 28/2
Nizakat Khan    2* (2b)      A Karn    3-0-10-1
Waqas Barkat    7* (11b)      JK Mukhiya    2-0-13-1

5.1

Khadka to Nizakat Khan, no run, length delivery, on off, drives it to cover off the back foot

5.2

Khadka to Nizakat Khan, FOUR, back of a length delivery, pitched outside off and drives to the extra cover boundary

5.3

Khadka to Nizakat Khan, FOUR, similar delivery, on off, driven along the ground back past the bowler

5.4

Khadka to Nizakat Khan, 2 runs, turns it around to deep fine leg fence for a couple

5.5

Khadka to Nizakat Khan, 1 run

5.6

Khadka to Waqas Barkat, no run

End of over 6 (11 runs) Hong Kong 39/2
Waqas Barkat    7* (12b)      P Khadka    1-0-11-0
Nizakat Khan    13* (7b 2x4)      A Karn    3-0-10-1

6.1

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, flatter delivery, on off, driven past back the bowler for a single

6.2

Gauchan to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, angling in from off, pushes it to extra cover

6.3

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushes it along the ground to long-on

6.4

Gauchan to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, driven to sweeper cover

6.5

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 2 runs, on middle and leg, works it through the vacant midwicket region for a couple

6.6

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, tossed up outside off, moves and away and make some room and gets it through the covers

End of over 7 (7 runs) Hong Kong 46/2
Nizakat Khan    18* (11b 2x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-7-0
Waqas Barkat    9* (14b)      P Khadka    1-0-11-0

7.1

Regmi to Nizakat Khan, no run

7.2

Regmi to Nizakat Khan, no run, tossed up outsde off, defends it to off side

7.3

Regmi to Nizakat Khan, 1 run

7.4

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, no run

7.5

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, no run

7.6

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, FOUR, touch short outside off, cuts it off the back foot to the left of backward point and it races away to the fence

End of over 8 (5 runs) Hong Kong 51/2
Waqas Barkat    13* (17b 1x4)      B Regmi    1-0-5-0
Nizakat Khan    19* (14b 2x4)      SP Gauchan    1-0-7-0

8.1

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, no run, flatter delivery on middle and leg, pushes it back to the bowler

8.2

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, FOUR, comes out and plays a lofted drive over the extra cover and it races away to the boundary

8.3

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, drills it down to long-on

8.4

Gauchan to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, driven along the ground to long-off

8.5

Gauchan to Nizakat Khan, 1 run, flighted delivery, on middle and leg, gets it to long-on by Nizakat

8.6

Gauchan to Waqas Barkat, OUT, length delivery, pitched outside off and Waqas drives it to cover, early call from Nizakat for a single which Waqas responded but later changed his mind. Malla gets under the ball and throws it to the non-striker's end and Nizakat nowhere near to it. A real mix up and ended up in a run out.

Nizakat Khan run out 25 (20m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 138.88

End of over 9 (7 runs) Hong Kong 58/2
Waqas Barkat    14* (19b 1x4)      SP Gauchan    2-0-14-0
     B Regmi    1-0-5-0

9.1

Regmi to Chapman, no run

9.2

Regmi to Chapman, 1 run

9.3

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, 1 run

9.4

Regmi to Chapman, 1 run, touch short outside off, cuts off his back foot to dep point

9.5

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, no run, length delivery, down leg, off the pads to on side

9.6

Regmi to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, steps out and a drives a length delivery to off side

End of over 10 (4 runs) Hong Kong 62/3
Waqas Barkat    16* (22b 1x4)      B Regmi    2-0-9-0
MS Chapman    2* (3b)      SP Gauchan    2-0-14-0

10.1

Sagar Pun to Waqas Barkat, no run, length delivery, on off, pushes it to off

10.2

Sagar Pun to Waqas Barkat, 1 run, flatter delivery, on off, pushes it to off for a quick single

10.3

Sagar Pun to Chapman, 1 run, touch short on off, goes back and punches along the ground to long-off

10.4

Sagar Pun to Waqas Barkat, FOUR, short and wide outside off, cuts away off the back foot between point and backward point

10.5

Sagar Pun to Waqas Barkat, 2 runs, touch short once again, this time he played it to the right of point and couple of runs there

10.6

Sagar Pun to Waqas Barkat, no run, flatter and quicker delivery from round the wicket, beaten outside off

End of over 11 (8 runs) Hong Kong 70/3
Waqas Barkat    23* (27b 2x4)      Sagar Pun    1-0-8-0
MS Chapman    3* (4b)      B Regmi    2-0-9-0

11.1

Khadka to Chapman, 1 run

11.2

Khadka to Waqas Barkat, 2 runs, length delivery, outside off, pushes it over and an overthrow ended up in one more run

11.3

Khadka to Waqas Barkat, OUT, flatter and quicker on off from round the wicket. Barkat stays on his crease and tries for a scoop. The pace of the delivery beats him and off the top edge towards the short third. Vesawkar dives to his left and takes a sensational catch to get rid off Barkat.

Waqas Barkat c Vesawkar b Khadka 25 (48m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.20

11.4

Khadka to Munir Dar, 1 run, length delivery, outside off, pushes it to point and off the mark

11.5

Khadka to Chapman, 1 run, pitches it short on off, punches off the back foot to long-off

11.6

Khadka to Munir Dar, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, Munir gets down on one knee and tries for a sweep, beaten

End of over 12 (5 runs) Hong Kong 75/4
Munir Dar    1* (2b)      P Khadka    2-0-16-1
MS Chapman    5* (6b)      Sagar Pun    1-0-8-0

12.1

Sagar Pun to Chapman, 1 run, tossed up outside off, driven along the ground to long-off

12.2

Sagar Pun to Munir Dar, no run, fired it outside off, beaten

12.3

Sagar Pun to Munir Dar, SIX, length delivery, on middle and off, comes down the track and lofted over the bowler's head

12.4

Sagar Pun to Munir Dar, 1 run, length delivery, on off, bends down and sweeps it through square leg

12.5

Sagar Pun to Chapman, 1 run

12.6

Sagar Pun to Munir Dar, 1 run, length delivery pitched outside off and Dar drives it to the left of mid-off and keeps the strike

End of over 13 (10 runs) Hong Kong 85/4
Munir Dar    9* (6b 1x6)      Sagar Pun    2-0-18-0
MS Chapman    7* (8b)      P Khadka    2-0-16-1

13.1

Regmi to Munir Dar, no run, length delivery, on off, pushes it back to the bowler

13.2

Regmi to Munir Dar, no run, flatter on off, gets forward and drives it back to the bowler

13.3

Regmi to Munir Dar, no run, comes out and awkwardly plays it back to the bowler once again

13.4

Regmi to Munir Dar, 1 run, touch short outside off, guides it towards short third man

13.5

Regmi to Chapman, no run, flatter and quicker outside off, beaten by the pace

13.6

Regmi to Chapman, no run, similar delivery once again but this time Chapman gets it to mid-off but unable to beat the man there

End of over 14 (1 run) Hong Kong 86/4
MS Chapman    7* (10b)      B Regmi    3-0-10-0
Munir Dar    10* (10b 1x6)      Sagar Pun    2-0-18-0

14.1

Gauchan to Munir Dar, SIX, comes out and lofts a length delivery over long-on by Munir

14.2

Gauchan to Munir Dar, 2 runs, on a length down leg, works it through vacant midwicket region for a couple

14.3

Gauchan to Munir Dar, no run, on a length, drifting on the pads, off the thigh to short fine leg

14.4

Gauchan to Munir Dar, no run, touch short, outside off, gets it straight to mid-off

14.5

Gauchan to Munir Dar, 1 run, drifting on the pads, works away a length delivery to the left of short fine leg

14.6

Gauchan to Chapman, no run, short of a length delivery, on off, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 15 (9 runs) Hong Kong 95/4
MS Chapman    7* (11b)      SP Gauchan    3-0-23-0
Munir Dar    19* (15b 2x6)      B Regmi    3-0-10-0

15.1

Mukhiya to Munir Dar, 5 wides, back of a length delivery, down leg, missed by everyone

15.1

Mukhiya to Munir Dar, 1 run, fuller length delivery on leg, digs it out to on side

15.2

Mukhiya to Chapman, 1 run, back of a length delivery, on middle and leg, blocks it to on side for a quick single

15.3

Mukhiya to Munir Dar, OUT, attempted yorker on off, ended up with a fuller length delivery. Munir goes back and went for a big heave over the long-on region. He got the elevation not the distance. Gauchan settles under it near the fence and grabs it.

Munir Dar c Gauchan b Mukhiya 20 (17m 17b 0x4 2x6) SR: 117.64

15.4

Mukhiya to Chapman, OUT, That's the second one in a row for Mukhiya. Bouncer on middle and leg, he rocks back and goes for the pull over midwicket. He was too early at it and a top edge sails towards backward square leg. Man comes run in from the fence and dives it his front and holds it.

MS Chapman c Karn b Mukhiya 8 (27m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

15.5

Mukhiya to Babar Hayat, 1 run

15.6

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, no run

End of over 16 (8 runs) Hong Kong 103/6
Tanwir Afzal    0* (1b)      JK Mukhiya    3-0-21-3
Babar Hayat    1* (1b)      SP Gauchan    3-0-23-0

16.1

Gauchan to Babar Hayat, no run, short of a length delivery, down leg, off the pads to on side

16.2

Gauchan to Babar Hayat, 2 runs, similar delivery, this time gets it to the wide of long-on and couple of runs for Hayat

16.3

Gauchan to Babar Hayat, no run, touch short on off, drives it to cover

16.4

Gauchan to Babar Hayat, 1 run, length delivery, pitched outside off and he drives it ocne again to off and gets a single

16.5

Gauchan to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run

16.6

Gauchan to Babar Hayat, 1 run, nudges to on side and keeps the strike

End of over 17 (5 runs) Hong Kong 108/6
Babar Hayat    5* (6b)      SP Gauchan    4-0-28-0
Tanwir Afzal    1* (2b)      JK Mukhiya    3-0-21-3

17.1

Regmi to Babar Hayat, 1 wide

17.1

Regmi to Babar Hayat, no run

17.2

Regmi to Babar Hayat, 1 run

17.3

Regmi to Tanwir Afzal, 1 bye, length delivery down leg, goes for a reverse sweep, missed it and gets a bye

17.4

Regmi to Babar Hayat, 1 leg bye, on middle and leg, off the pad for a leg bye

17.5

Regmi to Tanwir Afzal, no run, flatter and quicker down leg, beaten

17.6

Regmi to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs

End of over 18 (6 runs) Hong Kong 114/6
Tanwir Afzal    3* (5b)      B Regmi    4-0-14-0
Babar Hayat    6* (9b)      SP Gauchan    4-0-28-0

18.1

Karn to Babar Hayat, FOUR, back of a length delivery, angling away from middle and he slices it over point and it races away to the fence

18.2

Karn to Babar Hayat, OUT, length delivery on middle and leg from over the wicket. He rolled his fingers on it and it came quite slower than expected by Hayat. He went for a big swing over midwicket but it skies towards long-on and Malla holds a nice high catch.

Babar Hayat c Malla b Karn 10 (13m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

18.3

Karn to Tanwir Afzal, no run

18.4

Karn to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, slaps it down to long-off for a couple

18.5

Karn to Tanwir Afzal, SIX, fuller in length on off, stays on his crease and lofts it over long-on

18.6

Karn to Tanwir Afzal, SIX, another mighty hit from Afzal, length delivery on off and this time he gets it to the wide of long-off

End of over 19 (18 runs) Hong Kong 132/7
Tanwir Afzal    17* (9b 2x6)      A Karn    4-0-28-2
Aizaz Khan    0* (0b)      B Regmi    4-0-14-0

19.1

Mukhiya to Aizaz Khan, 1 run

19.2

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, (no ball) 2 runs

19.2

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run, full toss outside off, dabs it to point and gets off the mark

19.3

Mukhiya to Aizaz Khan, 1 run, fuller on the legs, digs it out to off side and runs a quick single

19.4

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs, once again a full toss on middle and leg, punches off the back foot to long-on for a couple

19.5

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, 2 runs, another one from Mukhiya, slashes hard at it towards extra cover and another couple

19.6

Mukhiya to Tanwir Afzal, 1 run, OUT, length delivery pitched on off and straightens, driven along the ground to long-off. Tanwir just goes for that unwanted second which was never there.

Tanwir Afzal run out 25 (19m 14b 0x4 2x6) SR: 178.57

Do join us for the chase.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Hong Kong 143/7
     JK Mukhiya    4-0-32-3
Aizaz Khan    2* (2b)      A Karn    4-0-28-2
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Nov 27, 2013

Avinash Karn celebrates with Nepal's fans after they qualified for the World T20, Hong Kong v Nepal, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, quarter-final, Abu Dhabi, November 27, 2013

Avinash Karn celebrates with Nepal's fans after they qualified for the World T20

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Nov 27, 2013

Avinash Karn celebrates with Nepal's fans after they qualified for the World T20, Hong Kong v Nepal, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, quarter-final, Abu Dhabi, November 27, 2013

Avinash Karn celebrates with Nepal's fans after they qualified for the World T20

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