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Nepal pip USA to WC Qualifiers

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 4, 2013

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Bermuda's Chris Douglas whips one off his hips in his match-winning 89, Bermuda v USA, World Cricket League Division 3, Hamilton, May 4, 2013
Bermuda's Chris Douglas slashed USA's chances with a brisk 89 © ICC/Kageaki Smith

Nepal have leapfrogged USA to earn a place in the World Cup Qualifiers after a dramatic day at the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Bermuda.

It was a plausible, but unlikely, scenario at the start of the day with Nepal needing to thrash Italy then hope that Bermuda overcame USA. In the end, that is exactly what happened.

Nepal raced to victory with a massive 211 deliveries to spare which gave their net run-rate the surge required to keep their hopes alive. Tight bowling had restricted Italy to 127 for 9 and then Nepal's openers - Subash Khakurel and Pradeep Airee - added 87 in 12 overs to speed them on their way before captain Paras Khadka provided the finishing touches with 22 off eight deliveries.

Still, however, Nepal needed a favour from Bermuda who, by now, had no chance of progressing. Ultimately, Bermuda cruised home with more than five overs to spare, but it will have been an agonising few hours for Nepal. The hosts impressively knocked off 221 led by Chris Douglas, who made 89 off 75 balls.

Nepal will now join Uganda, who had already qualified top of the group, at next year's World Cup Qualifiers to compete for a chance to play at the main event in Australia and New Zealand in early 2015.

Speaking after the match, Khadka said it was hard work more than luck helped his side into the World Cup Qualifiers. "Pressure is always there, after having lost both our first two games. We had to step it up," he said. "Hats off to the boys for having played so well and for their determination. We had to wait for the results of the other matches, and then it happened for us. They say that when you work hard, things and luck work for you. That's what we believe in and it worked for us."

The action is not done yet in Division 3 though, with Nepal facing Uganda in the final on Sunday. Khadka said his side would put the negatives results of the past week out of their minds when they play that game: "We'll think positive and forget what happened. It was good that we were playing as a team today. The momentum is back and we just need to continue the momentum. Like I've said before, if we play to our potential, the results will be pretty good."

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Posted by   on (June 23, 2013, 19:38 GMT)

Common nepal !!!!! Our dream to win World Cup qualifier

Posted by Meety on (May 7, 2013, 3:08 GMT)

Back in the late 90s, I thought Nepal would be the next Test nation. The juniors were so strong (every kid seemed to play the game), but they serially under produced when it matered. I thought they were at it again when Uganda beat them in the first round, but they have come back very well. I am very happy for Nepal. == == == Actually even more stoked about Uganda coming thru. They have been steady improvers for a while. I wonder how much that link with Kenya has helped?

Posted by   on (May 6, 2013, 15:57 GMT)

Nepal is playing World Cup soon..............Jai Nepal!!!

Posted by   on (May 6, 2013, 13:49 GMT)

Congratulations from a Bangladeshi here. I would love to see Nepal progressing in the world of Cricket. It's a great win against Italy. Keep up the good fight boys.

Posted by   on (May 6, 2013, 7:56 GMT)

NOW let us face it .....In the world cup qualifiers in 2014, Nepal will have to face 10 strong countries. Assuming Ireland and Netherland as 2 top teams in the Div 1 table, we will be competing with the likes of countries like Afganistan, Scotland, Kenya, Canada, UAE, Namibia, PNG, Hong kong, Uganda and NEPAL. Only 1st and 2nd will go on to the 2015 world cup....3rd and 4th will recieve one day status. Let us not get our hopes too high-recieving the one day status even will be regarded as a great feat!!

Posted by   on (May 6, 2013, 2:47 GMT)

you guys really deserve that!! Welcome to New Zealand !!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 19:04 GMT)

Save Guys Wicket we Are little bit away to won this Match....Go ahead Nepal..Jay Gorkhali...........

Posted by Dr.Urjun on (May 5, 2013, 18:13 GMT)

It's great that a bangladeshi wants to see Nepal in worldcup.I love Bangladesh and Bangladesh cricket.But they are far ahead of us.Even if they just hav a sympathy on us ,our cricket will go miles further.Our guys need to learn from Bangladesh.Even if they play in Bangladesh they will do much better.Thank you Bangladesh for being with us.Love you

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 16:21 GMT)

Great job by Nepali players in the crucial match. The dream came in to true. Best of luck for World Cup 2015

Posted by Perera32 on (May 5, 2013, 13:49 GMT)

Well done to Nepal from a Sri lankan fan. We Sri lankans have helped the Nepalese cricket team for a long time now. The Nepalese Cricket Coach is Dassanayake, he played Cricket for Sri lanka too. Champaka Ramanayake (Current SL bowling coach) also was the previous Nepalese Cricket coach. Now Nepal are in the 2nd Division of cricket, Im sure Nepal will be a powerhouse of the Sub Continent in the future because of the Enthusiastic and Cricket loving fans.

Posted by Ruhel_Moscow on (May 5, 2013, 11:16 GMT)

We Bangladeshi people want to see Nepal in wc 2015.so plz Nepal do it to make ur nation proud.good luck guys:)))

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 11:13 GMT)

The Great victory of Gorkha continues in cricket world cup as well!Bye Bye USA.Let's play with India,Shrilanka,Australia,Bangladesh,Newzland, S africa and Pak!!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 10:16 GMT)

Awesome moment we have in this tournament.......... At last the first two defeats remained the lessons to be learnt and we should accept it could have been dangerous end of our dream..... We need to think about this when other nations are doing so much to uplift cricket level we still are depending on performance of players.... CAN should initiate new plans and policies to really see our team playing world cup

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 10:07 GMT)

well done guys......we really proud of you.......finally you have shown the world that what you are .......!

Posted by Toppspinner on (May 5, 2013, 9:57 GMT)

Uganda's successful in Bermuda are testament to the coaching skills of former Kenya cricketers Martin Suji and Steve Tikolo, as well as to the drive of the East Africa Premier League/East African Cup (EAPL/EAC), which has brought players up to speed - not to overlook the well constructed Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) domestic leagues in both T20 and 50/50 formats. It is interesting that of the 14 Ugandan players who travelled to Bermuda, seven were from 'Knights' and seven from 'Warriors', the two Uganda EAPL/EAC franchises; and that the coaches, Suji and Tikolo, though both Kenyans, are likewise each respectively associated with 'Knights' and 'Warriors'. The EAPL/EAC was originally proposed in 2010 as a means of improving the East Africans' long game - there are also four Kenyan franchises - but it appears to have served its purpose equally well in the 50/50 and T20 formats.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 9:55 GMT)

Well,the truth it's what caliber required to be the best team ,which was shown by Nepal.Best of luck for up coming events.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 9:28 GMT)

well done guys...... thnkyou so much

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 9:09 GMT)

Congrats Nepalese team and specially to the skipper PARAS KHADKA. Best of luck.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 8:56 GMT)

great progress by nepal especially by airee ,sarad,paras, shakti and malla

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 8:51 GMT)

nepal to work hard 4 world cup qualifyig and upgrade their level.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 8:44 GMT)

finally nepal beats usa. good luck for nepal........definately nepal will defeat uganda in the final...best of luck for nepal...

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 8:29 GMT)

Yesterday Nepali Cricket team Played very good. I hope nepal will beat uganda in final match. It is very good to hear that Nepali cricket team will play world cup qualifier match in next year. Good I want to congrat to all nepali cricket player well done and best of luck for next match

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 7:18 GMT)

Fortune flavors the brave and History knows it we are indeed a brave warriors . Our Bats are our swords and the balls are the bullets!!! Here we come World Cup!!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 7:06 GMT)

if only tournaments like ipl would ask every club to keep at least 2 players in squad from associate countries ,then those players would learn cricket from legends there and would help cricket grow in their respective countries. but the way associate countries get chance to have experience of international cricket is so pity... how can you expect us to grow... we haven't faced those super deliveries , we dont know those batting techniques, and they expect us to compete in international level. if only these big clubs in ipl would send their staffs to watch and monitor players in these divisions and select few in upcoming tournaments... then the best investment would be paras khadka,khakurel and few guyz with their great hard hitting capabilities while paras like player can bowl as well... cmon icc do something for these die hard cricket lovers.... make cricket universal.... specially this guy PARAS KHADKA is awfully playing awesome get him in any ipl teams or county teams in abroad...

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 7:05 GMT)

Finally, Congratulation to Nepal. It is fruit of continue struggle to reach our beyond dream. Specially thanking to Bermuda for good contribution.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 7:03 GMT)

it's a amazing movement for all nepali cricket fans..and dreams comes true.. congrat nepal cricket team. now nepal will sure play world cup if they play like this in qualifier...pray for nepal ...

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:54 GMT)

Grand success ! Hope for the World Cup participation!

Posted by roobin on (May 5, 2013, 6:48 GMT)

What A day It was yeaterday... watching scores update till morning 5 am here in CHINA,didn't care abt Exam tomorrow n it was worth it. wOW.Congrats to Nepali Cricket Team. well deserved victory...! many thanks to bermuda cricket team. Best of Luck for Final match .. Hope to see Nepali Cricket Team in World CUp soon ...

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:44 GMT)

Super and wonderful comeback by Nepali Players Congrates all players and all the cricket fans

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:43 GMT)

we are one of the best team in non test playing countries ...that true showing our breve gorkhas ....we never forget side by Barmuda n cris who really help us to promote in 2 division now our long Dream will going to be true bec we are the country that can threat anyone of divi 2 team rather then other....it is sure that tournament will our ....Jaya pashupatinath ...

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:42 GMT)

Congratulations to Nepal, that is an amazing result after losing their first two matches.

An even bigger congratulations to the Nepalese fan base, the support you guys show for your team on here is incredible and you can rightly be proud of your team and their achievements in Bermuda!

Hard luck for USA, after the first few matches they looked like a team that had every thing in place to advance but I guess in the end their key batsmen just weren't quite consistent enough. I feel pretty sorry for these guys but they have two good young cricketers in Taylor and Allen and I think we'll see them progress further soon.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:38 GMT)

Dramatic victory for nepal. Finally our player played well.Thank You Bermuda and specially to douglas. Hip HIP Hurray

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:37 GMT)

well done our lads, Proud to be Nepali, you guys made it possible. Probably this is the most beautiful day of my life.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:24 GMT)

Congrats Nepal for getting chance to play World Cup Qualifier. Our dream is not limited to Qualifier we have to play world cup. I believe that we will achieve this. Hat's off to the team who recovered after losing two match, that also massive loss. Hope to see our team returning with Division 3 trophy. You have to show Uganda that what sort of team you are. You can do it. Win Final with massive run or wicket, this is what all fans are wishing for. Show the potential to the world and craze of cricket in Nepal

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:22 GMT)

Well done Nepali Cricket Team....... All the best for WC qualifiers matches

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:07 GMT)

#ICC World Cricket League Division Three# What a Dramatic Tournament it has been for Nepal .. After 2 Consecutive defeat against Uganda & USA we stood strong and fought hard against Bermuda , Oman and Italy and able to get victory over them.Today Millions of thanks to Bermuda for showing us our partially opened way to its fullest extend .. What a Victory. unbelievable, unpredictable and Unforgettable game for long & long time :) . Many Congratulations to each and every Nepali who love Nepali Cricket and their country. Many Congratulations to Nepali Lads who worked very hard to get this achievement... #RESPECT# pROUD AND hAPPy

Posted by the.gurkha on (May 5, 2013, 6:06 GMT)

great...today i believe GOD is there in the favor of HARDSHIP..still truth is there,it was nepal who deserved,now they have....CONGRATS gorkhalis,it was all due to you nd ur optimistic effort,U DESERVE TITLE TROPHY,good luck....we r all behind you whatever the situation will be....love u,,JAII NEPALL..

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:04 GMT)

Long enough hard work never let you down and believe your strangth makes the way soft and easy, run your path and never look back, we always follow you, thanks to team Nepal for few moments of cheers, this is very wonderful moment for me and all our Nepalese

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 6:02 GMT)

irst congratulation to Nepali team. i am real Nepalese fan that i had updated in mobile till not finished USA Vs Barmuda games. Well we got the lesson from the Barmuda that if you want to win the tournament and well prepared, we(team and official) needs to travel in tournament place in before 1 week or before 10 day. When you travel that area you can found wheather condition and setup the habit of there. The first 2 match result was due to late travel reason, after 2 match we are continuously wining the 3 match in row and hope it will be 4

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:59 GMT)

well deserved victory for Nepal...........best of luck 4 da final.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:50 GMT)

well don boyes.....we need to watch nepali cricket plyers on espan n star sport.................keep it up

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:47 GMT)

Yes, Nepali team you did it, very impressive win over Italy n best of luck for today's match against Uganda......

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:40 GMT)

Hip hip hurrayh !! Team Nepal needs good management. I hope Cricket Association of Nepal can handle the progress of nepali cricket team.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:39 GMT)

Winning a game is always a big part of the match, but winning with the dedication, love of country, support from thousands of fans is the effort from the Nepal National Team.

We have thought of playing world cup through our dream, and while that dream has fallen at our feet with real pleasant surpriseā€¦ what would we do? Nevertheless our cricket team had done it, made it. Yes, we are through the finals of Division 3 and the most happiest thing is we qualified for World cup qualifiers.

Our players mad a great comeback against Italy with superb bowling and batting. Introduction of Rahul and Pradeep made the team perfect anyway. Fielding first, Italy were more pressurized of Nepalese bowlers and leads to a low total of127/9 in 50 overs.T-20 opening pair Subash Khakurel and Pradeep Airee leave no hospitality in serving Italians bowlers. They made a good start to the game, after Khakurel got out at 47 runs it was Khadka's responsibility to finish off the innings and done great hitting Sixe

Posted by Madhab_Satyal on (May 5, 2013, 5:32 GMT)

WOW!!! Its a great day in the history of NEPAL. Our great players made us all Nepali happy :)

All the best for final match against Uganda. I am sure this match also on our favour.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:28 GMT)

Well done guys. we all proud of u. Now its time to bring the trophy. we all r waiting.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:24 GMT)

Congrats to nepalese team...and hope to win the final...best of luck

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:23 GMT)

it is very good result for nepali cricket,best of luck for final.........

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:18 GMT)

first congratulation to Nepali team. i am real Nepalese fan that i had updated in mobile till not finished USA Vs Barmuda games. Well we got the lesson from the Barmuda that if you want to win the tournament and well prepared, we(team and official) needs to travel in tournament place in before 1 week or before 10 day. When you travel that area you can found wheather condition and setup the habit of there. The first 2 match result was due to late travel reason, after 2 match we are continuously wining the 3 match in row and hope it will be 4. the main cause of win later 3 match is we have set the habit and get friendly in condition of their. Hard luck for USA and other team.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:12 GMT)

Nepal deserves what is happening

Posted by narentz007 on (May 5, 2013, 5:09 GMT)

come on nepal..its our time now....go up and show our potential

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 5:03 GMT)

Now we hope nepal will be world cup

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:44 GMT)

So happy and thanks to nepali cricketer. We need that win againts uganda

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:42 GMT)

Congratulations team Nepal!!! Fortune favours the brave, that's exactly what happened. USA played well only a inning against Nepal, thanks to small cricket ground and hard hit of baseball player Taylor. In every other match they were struggling against the opponents. In contrast, Nepal after being unable to play only scheduled practice match against hosts were unaware of the conditions and not able to acclimatize to conditions. With time spent there they gained the momentum and hopefully they will thrash Uganda too to prove that they are country deserving ODI status.

Posted by Samar_Singh on (May 5, 2013, 4:42 GMT)

The hope of the whole nation has come alive. It was just fantastic, fantastic and fantastic. We believe that Team Nepal can be victorious in the Final too. Well played team Nepal. Just keep the good spirit going. We can do it. Congratulations and good luck for the Final.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:42 GMT)

well done nepali real heros......keep it up.......we need to play and pray for world cup 2015................hurrey....

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:37 GMT)

Now time to focus WLC qualiferr and division 2..hope our team will write history..

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:33 GMT)

Fortune favors the Brave, That is what happened in ICC World League Division 3. NEPAL a much better side are through to Final. Congratulation to Team, you will be welcomed home as heroes......

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:30 GMT)

Congratulation to team nepal

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:30 GMT)

congraz guys well played ..................

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:17 GMT)

Bravo team nepal..we are proud of you...now plz win final for us...lets get revenge against uganda..

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:16 GMT)

Thanks to Bermuda, Captain of Bermuda who made outstanding performance in batting (89 off75 balls), Nepali Team, outstanding Captain Paras Khadka, who played vital role in batting to raise net run rate.

Posted by sunilp456 on (May 5, 2013, 4:09 GMT)

These things are meant to be, Nepal entering the tournament as the favorites and losing the first two matches, and suddenly usa loses to uganda and the situation comes to the last matches! What a day it has been for Nepal and the fans. Surely now, Bermuda, specially Chris Douglas will get a warm reception if they arrive in Nepal.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:05 GMT)

Surja is right ..... Bermuda they did for them ...... Bermuda played for them to stay in div3 ....... Nepal did best .... Nepal proved that they r strongest team in div3 .... Today Nepal should beat uganda to take revenge of past result !!!!!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:03 GMT)

Go Nepal!!! See you in the World Cup rest of the world :)

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 4:03 GMT)

Bermuda Saves Nepal!/// But very encouraging Knowck by Nepal to get qualified.

Posted by JayNepaliCricket on (May 5, 2013, 4:03 GMT)

That is what NEPAL really deserved. Hope Nepal will take revange with Uganda on Final

Posted by johnx on (May 5, 2013, 3:38 GMT)

jay gorkhali!!! its was a memorable night for all Nepalese!!! cheers

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 3:37 GMT)

Yes . once again its proved that Cricket of game of uncertainty. Chris Douglas will be have warm welcome in Nepal if he wish to visit.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 3:34 GMT)

Chris Douglas, who made 89 off 75 balls. He may now find himself being offered the freedom of Kathmandu.:)

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 3:28 GMT)

dramatic day at the World Cricket League Division 3 tournament in Bermuda.

Posted by Rabin.Neupane on (May 5, 2013, 3:15 GMT)

Congrats! Nepal is tad lucky here. We beat bermuda and italy comprehensively after having two huge losses upfront to usa and uganda and register win against oman and show guts. Anyway Feel sorry for usa.Thanx team bermuda for helping our cause. . As a nepali fan wish my team all the best for final.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 3:08 GMT)

Congratulations Nepal teamv

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:59 GMT)

congratulation..Nepali team..they deserve it :)

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:54 GMT)

This is very poor show by USA,I don't know when they are going to be professional in their approach.its pathetic.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:53 GMT)

Lets give the credit where it is due. Nepal played last three games completely out of their skin. To restrict a team to little over 100 in 50 overs was awesome, I guess it was deliberate strategy to not take wickets to increase run rate by smashing the target in as less overs as possible. Good plan, brilliant execution. Though grateful that Bermuda won, lets not say they did favour to Nepal, they had to win to stay in div3.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:47 GMT)

Today .. New Headline would look like this "Nepal pip Uganda to clinch the ICC World Cricket League Division Three trophy".

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:30 GMT)

Italy 127/9 (50 ov) Nepal 129/2 (14.5 ov) Nepal won by 8 wickets (with 211 balls remaining)

Congrats to Nepali Team !!!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:27 GMT)

That is why, We r Brave Nepali

Posted by pramu7 on (May 5, 2013, 2:22 GMT)

Nepal had struggled a lot from WCL division 6 to 2. It is greatest achievement in cricket history of nepal, and i am hoping nepal wins the division 3 title beating uganda!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:20 GMT)

Nepal!! They Really Deserved it!! A huge help by Bermuda... And we're into final + Division 2 + WC qualifiers!! Cheers to Nepal!!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:18 GMT)

Yes. Finally some great performance by Nepal. And well done Bermuda. I think the presence of Brian Lara helped a lot.... Anyway Congratulations Nepal and Best Of Luck In the World Cup Qualifiers..

Posted by sachu_baba on (May 5, 2013, 2:15 GMT)

wohooo nepal deserve this promotion.....well done boys.......good luck for wc qualifier.

Posted by JayNepaliCricket on (May 5, 2013, 2:14 GMT)

thats what we deserved...........##

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:14 GMT)

this is what Nepal have proved IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING when it comes Nepal way and lord and luck has gone always towards our favor NEPAL ROCKS

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:14 GMT)

We gorkhali will show who we are and what we can do.

Posted by cricketing on (May 5, 2013, 2:12 GMT)

However earned, this is a well deserved qualifier spot for Nepal since Nepal defeated USA twice in the division 4 championship. Its good to see the batsmen backing up the solid bowling performances. I hope that Nepal would go ahead and prove that their qualification wasn't a mere gift from the hosts Bermuda by defeating Uganda in the final. This qualification was long time due for Nepal based on their solid performances in last couple of years and considering the fact the fan following here in Nepal is supremely overwhelming. I am a kiwi cricket team fan among the test playing nation, so I hope that Nepal does well in New Zealand. Jai Nepal.

Posted by Nissan89 on (May 5, 2013, 2:09 GMT)

Would like to thank Bermuda players for making the job possible.

Posted by Sushrutdhakal on (May 5, 2013, 2:09 GMT)

come on Nepal. Now take out Uganda n finals. Best of luck

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:04 GMT)

It was an outstanding performance from our Nepalese national cricket team, now they are in where they deserve to be. Hats off the entire team including its coach Pubudu and captain Paras. Hope CAN will make every efforts to ensure the greatest opportunity for our team to practice before they appear in Div 2 matches.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 2:02 GMT)

Hurray, Nepal enters division 2

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 1:44 GMT)

What to expect, these guys just arent that good. I watched afghanistan last wc & they played well being minnows. Most of these guys are 5th rate players from their home countries. There is a lot of talent in america but the money to be made from cricket is nothing so who would even play it if theyve never heard of it? Living in america, it is hard to even watch highlights on youtube on official ipl channel. No exposure, nothing has been done to improve it. Either blocked in america or have to pay to view. They even show clips of each 4 & 6 so there are 1000s of videos on youtube that are mostly spam. I think ICC should work something with espn to show IPL or CLT20 matches here on tv & to be made available on net for free. If they can block viewers from US to watch why not do the reverse, only let US & Canada be able to watch. Increase knowledge of the game & buy air time. Even host a game here, they are missing out on big cash cow called american consumer!!!

Posted by terrific008 on (May 5, 2013, 1:34 GMT)

Oh God what a day for Nepali cricket. As said 'Luck only favors the Braves', it certainly favored the brave Nepali cricket team. We still have a long way to go to play in the World cup, but a chance is certainly there. I am so glad Nepal surpassed USA in the league, because I always believed cricket will be only promoted if the nationalities of a corresponding country play cricket. Teams like USA, Italy, Hongkong all have players from India, Pakistan or elsewhere, that will never make cricket a popular sport in those countries. ICC should focus and spend on teams like Ireland, Netherlands, Nepal, Afghanistan, Scotland etc where the players playing cricket belong to those countries. The future of cricket in depends on how ICC manages to promote it in those countries, rather than countries like USA, where cricket will be popular only among the south Asians residing there. I hope to see Nepal playing good cricket in the qualifiers. Good luck Team Nepal.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 1:23 GMT)

Congratulations Nepal!!! Hope our team goes from strength to strength..

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 1:04 GMT)

Well done guys....and best of luck for the final match

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:49 GMT)

After first two matches, there was only mathematical chance. Well done Nepalese cricket team !!! You guys made us proud!! Thanks to Bermuda for the assistance.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:48 GMT)

wow..its great....well done nepali team what a come back.....hati hoena dati ladne nepali ko bani hunchha....jay nepa jay cricket...

Posted by prakash44261 on (May 5, 2013, 0:47 GMT)

sky is the limit for nepali cricket team..proud to be nepali

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:47 GMT)

Nepalese players have done very thou they loss early 2 game against USA and Uganda and special thanks to crish douglas who made 89 of 75 balls and team Bermuda, they beat USA and it made possible go for WC qualifying round and promoted to division 2

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:42 GMT)

Hope Nepal improve its standard even more and secures its place in the upcoming world cup. Desperate to see our National team playing with all the big names in world cricket. So happy for this team. Big thanx to Bermuda.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:39 GMT)

Nepal qualifies for world cup qualifier ODI cricket

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:28 GMT)

oh yeah ..common Nepal !it just showed that we play the game with passion and spirit!

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:19 GMT)

fortune favours the brave, Nepal truly deserved that

Posted by eatsometofu on (May 5, 2013, 0:17 GMT)

WHAT!!! Nepal qualified!! Their chances for qualification seemed so implausible but I guess miracles do happen. Nepal didn't perform well against USA and Uganda. I think Nepal is better than USA overall (I don't know much about Uganda) but USA played much better on that opening day. There's no room for mistakes and missed opportunities but Nepal got a big break here. I hope they learn from this and make sure they don't end up in such a close situation again.

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:13 GMT)

Great news for Nepali cricket.... Kudos to the team for their comeback....

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:02 GMT)

Well done guys! The Nepalese team is the deserving winner :) Good luck for world cup qualifiers :)

Posted by   on (May 5, 2013, 0:00 GMT)

Miracle happens, if you believe long enough and work hard for it....Nepal Cricket Team did their part, and Bermuda Cricket team helped us achieve what was thought to be impossible before the game. Bermuda cricket team, we will forever, be indebted to your sportsmanship and professionalism. Thank you.

We are through to the World Cup qualification....let's keep believing !!!

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 23:55 GMT)

Thank you Bermuda, and what a great game by Nepal. Strong comeback after starting poorly. Jai Nepal, Jai Nepal.

Posted by QingdaoXI on (May 4, 2013, 23:53 GMT)

Congratulations to Nepal team, Supporting from India.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 23:50 GMT)

Miracles happen, and this is the best miracle that has happened to me #nepalicricketfan

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 23:48 GMT)

USA 220/9 in 50 overs(Dodson 50 Mcgarrel 45: MO Jones 3-48) Bermuda 221/5 in 44.4 overs(Doglous 89 of 75 balls, Tucker 37* of 24 Balls) Bermuda win by 5 wickets.

Nepal, USA and Bermuda have all won 3 matches and have equal 6 points but Nepal betters USA and Bermuda on the Net Run Rate thus goes into the Final of DIVISION III, the Division II and the 2015 WC Qualification Tournament to be held on New Zealand Next Year

HURRAY!! Mission Division 3 Accomplished! Nepal will take on Uganda in the finals!!!

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 23:41 GMT)

I m so happy... COngrats Nepali players and all the suppoters

Posted by rishikeshneupane on (May 4, 2013, 23:20 GMT)

Thanks to Team Bermuda, thanks Chris Douglas..u did a miracle for us..Every Nepali will remember you when watching division 2, WLC qualifer and other games..There are no words from our side to thank you..

Posted by Sushrutdhakal on (May 4, 2013, 23:12 GMT)

Well done boys. That was what we wanted

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:54 GMT)

ICC World Cup Qualifiers... Here We Come !! Amazing fight back... great job Team Nepal !!!

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:51 GMT)

Congratulation nepal, you deserve your spot !

Posted by Subediaasis on (May 4, 2013, 22:45 GMT)

Well played Nepal cricket team, whole Nepal is proud of u...thanx to the players, coach n other suporting staffs, n last but nt the least to the bermuda cricket team, well played! Thnx to espncricinfo for the score updates n articles of Nepal! Cant express my hapiness in words.. :)

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:43 GMT)

Congratulation to team Nepal :))

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:28 GMT)

first...congratulation to nepalese team..they really deserve it....wow! tht really mean a lot for those players who gave their best to come out best.From now nepal need consistency coz i feel tht they have the talent to upset the best nation. I hope its gonna be 3 man of the series in a row for parash khadka. thats a great achievement for him and the country at this level.and thnks bermuda.

Posted by Kush58 on (May 4, 2013, 22:22 GMT)

Absolutely brilliant for Nepal. As a Nepali, I am so proud of the team. I may be biased but Nepal deserved to go through more than USA. Cricket means nothing to a VAST majority of the American people. But for Nepali people, it is massive. Matches played in Nepal are in front of sell out crowds, USA could never generate that much interest. Thank you Bermuda and see you in New Zealand !!

Posted by JRCBaba on (May 4, 2013, 22:21 GMT)

we did it and in style, CSK influence

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:20 GMT)

we can do any thing bkz we are nepali (gorkhali )

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:18 GMT)

Can't get better than this, Nepal will make it all the way to the World Cup. Big Congratulations. Resilient team effort has paid off..coming back from adverse situation proves your mental toughness as a team..keep delivering surprise packages to the cricket world.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:13 GMT)

Definately cricinfo, if Chris Douglas ever come to Nepal, he will be treated better than the king. Nepal will forever be greatful to Bermuda cricket.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:09 GMT)

Well played Nepal..... We are so proud of u.... Special thanks to Bermuda team...

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:06 GMT)

The way nepali players played today, they showed their commitment , self belief and hunnger to win and fought till the end and never gave up . Salute to u all gorkhalis players ... Happy for what we achieved and still lots to be achieved . Alws best of luck for our brave players .. Jay Nepali Cricket !!

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:05 GMT)

Many congratulations to Nepali cricket team... And thanks to Bermuda for thrilling game against USA....

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:04 GMT)

wonderful game of cricket;i'll sponsor whole bermuda team for a holiday trip to nepal;thanka a lot bermuda

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 22:04 GMT)

After Nepal's win, I was feeling so much pressure during Bermuda USA game. After every score update, I was getting more and more nervous. Anyway, its a big achievement in the history of Nepal cricket and we all Nepalese are proud of it. Rest of the world, Be Aware! Here we come.

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:58 GMT)

Amazing day of cricket for nepali national team....first thanks to the nepalese batsmen who are stereotypically not consistent m slow pacers started to produce good aggresive cricket n chasing down the target with ease n keeping the hope alive.....finally thanks to bermuda who had Nth to lose still went for the win shows the professionalism that the team had....wish good luck for Nepal in upcoming final as well as world cup qualifying round....I want to see much improvement in batsmen strike rate n hope they will b play some competitive cricket n make the nation proud.....Jay Nepal

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:56 GMT)

soon nepal ll play worldcup..

Posted by sambid on (May 4, 2013, 21:55 GMT)

Hats off to the Nepalese team..The way they came back after a disastrous start to the tournament shows how matured they have become as a team in recent years..With all the home born/grown players in the squad, no other teams deserved more than they did to reach to the qualifiers..Hope they beat Uganda in the finals and keep the same momentum going to the qualifiers..Jay Nepal !!!

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:54 GMT)

Well played Nepal, we all r really proud of u guys....u have given lots of joy n smile to us.....salute u , paras, n team, and Mr Pridu, coach who develop the confidence ......

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:54 GMT)

this time god hepled guys but next time we have to be powerful ..

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:52 GMT)

Have finals next week and here I am with books on one side and computer on next side watching cricket scores...Wonderful day for Nepalese cricket....I hope they will make it to the World Cup.GO NEPAL

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:49 GMT)

This is very wonderful moment for me and all our Nepalese...........Go go ang gone nepali team...........we always with you...........@@@@@

Posted by   on (May 4, 2013, 21:43 GMT)

congraz to nepal millions of thanks to bermuda cricket and special one chris douglas

Posted by camouflage on (May 4, 2013, 21:41 GMT)

Congratulations to Team Nepal for the resilience. It only gets harder and I wish you boys all the best!

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Tournament Results
Bermuda v U.S.A. at St David's - May 5, 2013
U.S.A. won by 30 runs
Italy v Oman at Somerset - May 5, 2013
Oman won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Nepal v Uganda at Hamilton - May 5, 2013
Nepal won by 5 wickets (with 64 balls remaining)
Bermuda v U.S.A. at Hamilton - May 4, 2013
Bermuda won by 5 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
Italy v Nepal at St David's - May 4, 2013
Nepal won by 8 wickets (with 211 balls remaining)
Oman v Uganda at Somerset - May 4, 2013
Oman won by 7 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)
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