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Aizaz, Ehsan strikes consign Nepal to 83-run defeat

Hong Kong194 (Atkinson 76*, Lamichhane 3-48) beat Nepal 111 (Ehsan 5-17, Aizaz 3-14) by 83 runs

Hong Kong bowlers Aizaz Khan and Ehsan Khan ran through Nepal's batting order to thrash them by 83 runs in the 47th match of the World Cricket League Championships in Mong Kok. The duo shared eight wickets between them as offspinner Ehsan finished with his List A career-best figures of 5 for 17.

Hong Kong, put in to bat first, lost their opener Anshuman Rath for a duck in the fourth over. At the other end Jamie Atkinson was more successful, carrying his team past 100 even despite regular blows. His lone hand was not enough to carry them past 200 though; Hong Kong slipped from 3 for 108 to 194 all out, with Atkinson top-scoring with his 76.

In their chase, Nepal lost wickets regularly to leave the match in Hong Kong's possession. Medium-pacer Aizaz dismissed three of the top-four batsmen, while Ehsan worked through the rest, dismantling Nepal for 111.