Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite, Final: United Arab Emirates v Nepal at Sharjah, Oct 12, 2012
12 October 2012 (50-over match)
  United Arab Emirates innings (50 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Abdul Shakoor c Gauchan b S Regmi 20 22 2 1 90.90
4.4 and that's the second wicket. Aggression got the better of him as he pulls it straight into the hands of cow corner. Gauchan takes the catch easily and is very excited 22/2
View dismissal Arshad Ali run out (Baskota) 0 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 from Khadka, good length ball on the off stump. Arshad Ali pushes it to midwicket and wants a quicker single, but the fielder at midwicket picks it on the run and throws the stumps down 0/1
View dismissal Haroon Iftikhar c Airee b Gauchan 24 52 1 0 46.15
19.5 fuller ball outside the off stump. Haroon cuts it straight into the hands of Airee at point. Gauchan, the bowler is very, very happy. He sets off on a run to third-man boundary and raises his arms in celebration 70/4
View dismissal Shaiman Anwar c Malla b Gauchan 2 10 0 0 20.00
6.4 and the best UAE batsman is gone! He cuts a wide delivery straight into the hands of the fielder at point. Nepal players, and the crowd, full of Nepal supporters are ecstatic 24/3
View dismissal Khurram Khan* c Khadka b Gauchan 61 79 5 0 77.21
38.2 and Khurram lofts it straight into the hands of Paras at long-off. Shakti Gauchan seems to be the man with the magic wand today. He is doing nothing wrong. Even the celebrations for the wickets are brilliant 157/5
Saqib Ali not out 101 103 8 2 98.05
View dismissal Mohammad Azam run out (B Regmi/Khadka) 7 10 0 0 70.00
42.1 Khadka to Saqib Ali, good length ball on the leg stump. Saqib pushes it to midwicket and Azam wants a single, and backs up a little too far. Basant fields and throws it back to the bowler, who whips the bails off 180/6
Rohan Mustafa not out 21 23 1 0 91.30
Extras (w 5) 5
  Total (6 wickets; 50 overs) 241 (4.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets SP Gauchan 10 2 36 3 3.60
6.4 to Shaiman Anwar, and the best UAE batsman is gone! He cuts a wide delivery straight into the hands of the fielder at point. Nepal players, and the crowd, full of Nepal supporters are ecstatic 24/3
19.5 to Haroon Iftikhar, fuller ball outside the off stump. Haroon cuts it straight into the hands of Airee at point. Gauchan, the bowler is very, very happy. He sets off on a run to third-man boundary and raises his arms in celebration 70/4
38.2 to Khurram Khan, and Khurram lofts it straight into the hands of Paras at long-off. Shakti Gauchan seems to be the man with the magic wand today. He is doing nothing wrong. Even the celebrations for the wickets are brilliant 157/5
  P Khadka 10 0 46 0 4.60 (1w)
View wicket S Regmi 10 0 55 1 5.50
4.4 to Abdul Shakoor, and that's the second wicket. Aggression got the better of him as he pulls it straight into the hands of cow corner. Gauchan takes the catch easily and is very excited 22/2
  B Regmi 10 0 55 0 5.50 (1w)
  P Baskota 4 0 18 0 4.50 (1w)
  PS Airee 6 0 31 0 5.16 (1w)
  Nepal innings (target: 242 runs from 50 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SP Khakurel c Ahmed Raza b Saqib Ali 55 74 2 2 74.32
24.3 pin drop silence in the crowd, as Khakurel flicks it straight into the hands of the midwicket. Raza takes the catch and is surrounded by his teammates 106/2
View dismissal AK Mandal c Khurram Khan b Guruge 44 67 2 1 65.67
21.5 short ball on the leg stump. Mandal pulls it straight into the hands of Khurram Khan at midwicket 94/1
View dismissal G Malla c Khurram Khan b Ahmed Raza 32 41 3 0 78.04
36.1 fuller ball on the off stump. Malla goes for the reverse sweep and gets a top edge to deep midwicket. Khurram has to run back a few yards to complete the catch 165/3
View dismissal P Khadka* c Silva b Ahmed Raza 31 37 0 1 83.78
36.3 that's two set batsmen in three balls! Khadka lofts it straight down the throat of Silva at long-on. Shahriar, the ACC media manager, says 'What have you done, Paras?' 165/4
View dismissal PS Airee b Silva 16 20 2 0 80.00
43.1 looks like there are a lot more twists in store in this game. Airee looks to loft it and misses the ball by a few inches. The ball hits the leg stump and we are set for a pulsating finish to the final 197/5
S Vesawkar not out 38 36 1 2 105.55
View dismissal P Baskota c Saqib Ali b Arshad Ali 2 8 0 0 25.00
44.6 fuller ball outside the off stump. Baskota lofts it straight into the hands of Saqib at long-off. He takes the catch and suggests to the pro-Nepal crowd to cheer 200/6
View dismissal B Regmi st †Abdul Shakoor b Arshad Ali 2 4 0 0 50.00
46.6 fuller ball outside the off stump. Basant comes down the track and looks to loft it away. He misses and Shakoor does the rest as he stumps him 222/7
View dismissal B Bhandari run out (Saqib Ali/Ahmed Raza) 0 0 0 0 -
47.1 Ahmed Raza to Vesawkar, fuller ball outside the off stump. Sharad drives it to cover. Saqib dives and throws it back to the bowler, who whips the bails 222/8
View dismissal SP Gauchan run out (Ahmed Raza) 14 13 0 1 107.69
49.6 from Silva, drives it to long-off. Gauchan wants a couple and Sharad responds, but Gauchan can't beat the throw from long-off and the match is a tie!! 241/8
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 4) 7
  Total (9 wickets; 50 overs) 241 (4.82 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket AM Guruge 6 1 31 1 5.16
21.5 to Mandal, short ball on the leg stump. Mandal pulls it straight into the hands of Khurram Khan at midwicket 94/1
View wicket EHSN Silva 9 0 47 1 5.22 (3w)
43.1 to Airee, looks like there are a lot more twists in store in this game. Airee looks to loft it and misses the ball by a few inches. The ball hits the leg stump and we are set for a pulsating finish to the final 197/5
View wickets Arshad Ali 10 0 50 2 5.00 (1w)
44.6 to Baskota, fuller ball outside the off stump. Baskota lofts it straight into the hands of Saqib at long-off. He takes the catch and suggests to the pro-Nepal crowd to cheer 200/6
46.6 to B Regmi, fuller ball outside the off stump. Basant comes down the track and looks to loft it away. He misses and Shakoor does the rest as he stumps him 222/7
  Khurram Khan 10 0 45 0 4.50
View wickets Ahmed Raza 10 1 44 2 4.40
36.1 to Malla, fuller ball on the off stump. Malla goes for the reverse sweep and gets a top edge to deep midwicket. Khurram has to run back a few yards to complete the catch 165/3
36.3 to Khadka, that's two set batsmen in three balls! Khadka lofts it straight down the throat of Silva at long-on. Shahriar, the ACC media manager, says 'What have you done, Paras?' 165/4
View wicket Saqib Ali 4 0 16 1 4.00
24.3 to Khakurel, pin drop silence in the crowd, as Khakurel flicks it straight into the hands of the midwicket. Raza takes the catch and is surrounded by his teammates 106/2
  Mohammad Azam 1 0 5 0 5.00

Match details


Toss - Nepal, who chose to field
Series - 2012/13 Asian Cricket Council Trophy Elite shared
Player of the match - Saqib Ali (United Arab Emirates)
Player of the series - P Khadka (Nepal)
Umpires - Imran Mustafa (Kuwait) and JS Nathan (Kuwait)
Match referee - Iqbal Sikander (Pakistan)
 
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