Player of the Match
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    5.1 he strikes first ball! Well, Khakurel has thrown it away. It's a full delivery, slightly flatter, and Khakurel looks to chip it over the mid-on fielder but is not able to get under it. He ends up lobbing it for the fielder at mid-on. Both openers have not departed after what looked like a very good start 36/2
    4.4 Whatta catch! Sagar Pun perishes playing an aerial punch, but this one was hit hard, very hard and the fielder at cover does well to dive to his right and pouch the catch with both hands. First blow for Hong Kong 36/1
    19.3 another short ball, another pull, but this one ends the wonderful innings as Malla top edges it for the bowler to run a few paces and take a simple catch. Malla misses his half century by a couple of runs but he has given the innings some useful impetus 148/5
    16.2 no, his luck runs out this time! Again, Khadka looks to launch it out of the ground and makes a much better connection compared to the last ball, but can only hit it to long on. A good innings comes to an end 116/3
    17.1 they are on the fast lane and not slowing down! This one was full and the batsman threw his bat at it anyway, but only manages to hit it high, not long. It sails up in the night sky, and the fielder running in from long on manages to hold on to a smart catch 124/4
    19.4 another wicket as Nepal look for extra runs! The batsman punches the wide delivery to deep cover and looks for a second, but that was always going to be tight as it went straight to the fielder. Vesawkar was comfortably short of the crease 149/6
    not out
    19.5 make it three in three! The batsman goes for something too cute by going across the stumps to sweep a yorker, but looses his off stump. Hong Kong are doing well to limit the damage in this over 149/7
    19.6 well, four wickets in four deliveries! Another run out. The bowler finishes with an excellent yorker that the batsman digs out back towards him. It was the last ball so Nepal looked for a single anyway, but no way the bowler was going to miss hitting the stumps from a close range.. 149/8
    10 (lb 2, w 8)
    149/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.45)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (Sagar Pun, 4.4 ov), 2-36 (Subash Khakurel, 5.1 ov), 3-116 (Paras Khadka, 16.2 ov), 4-124 (Binod Bhandari, 17.1 ov), 5-148 (Gyanendra Malla, 19.3 ov), 6-149 (Sharad Vesawkar, 19.4 ov), 7-149 (Naresh Budayair, 19.5 ov), 8-149 (Shakti Gauchan, 19.6 ov)
    Tanwir Afzal201507.5052000
    Haseeb Amjad402536.25132110
    Najeeb Amar302919.6654000
    Nadeem Ahmed402626.50102010
    Irfan Ahmed403408.5094040
    Aizaz Khan301806.0082020
    0.1 out first ball! Khadka starts around the wicket and this one pitches on a good length on middle and then bounces. Ahmed propped his bat out at an angle and has feathered it through. It had gone on with the arm and the batsman was caught out fishing for it 0/1
    6.4 a wicket for Shakti in his first over! The batsman charged down the pitch and looked to chip it over long off, but he was too early into the shot - his bottom hand coming off the handle too - and only manages to hit it straight to the long off fielder 37/3
    1.6 chopped on! Kami unleashes a back of a length skidder just outside off and Atkinson was going for that cut shot again. This time he gets a inside edge onto the stumps and the bowler sends him off as well. Nepal are absolutely thrilled! 9/2
    11.1 they keep coming! Now Shakti hits the top of off! Shakti has been bowling these low trajectory skidders just short of length. This time, Hayat, went back to push it through off and missed it completely. He looked around to check with the umpire if that was the ball hitting the stump or the keeper, but surely it was the ball that kissed the top.. 58/6
    10.3 Timber!! that has gone through! The batsman is beaten in the flight! He was looking for that cut short again, but it was much straighter and much fuller than the first delivery. Chapman misses and it hits the middle of the middle stump. Hong Kong sink further 58/4
    10.4 Take that! Second time he takes the middle stump out! Super bowling this by Regmi, tossed up, goes straight on and the batsman, looking to play across the line, misses the line of the ball. The middle stump is uprooted. Nepal are on a roll here... 58/5
    12.3 the procession continues! The batsman sees width, throws bat, hits it straight to point. Numero Tres for Regmi 60/8
    11.4 the stumps are taking a battering! Hong Kong are having trouble keeping these low skidders out! It's bowled from wide of the crease, it keeps coming in with the angle and the batsman, looking for the cut, chops it on to his leg stump..Shakti goes for a celebratory sprint..He is unstoppable 58/7
    13.6 'no. 9, he is all mine,' Kami might say.. Amar defended a few but he had to throw the bat at some stage, he decided now was the time.. It's a length ball outside off, expectedly bounces extra, the batsman goes for a booming back foot drive and gets a thick outside edge to the keeper 62/9
    not out
    16.6 end of the innings! It's a beautiful yorker and the batsman threw his bat around, misses and loses the off stump..Massive win for Nepal here 69/10
    1 (lb 1)
    69 all out (17 Overs, RR: 4.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Irfan Ahmed, 0.1 ov), 2-9 (Jamie Atkinson, 1.6 ov), 3-37 (Waqas Barkat, 6.4 ov), 4-58 (Mark Chapman, 10.3 ov), 5-58 (Nizakat Khan, 10.4 ov), 6-58 (Babar Hayat, 11.1 ov), 7-58 (Aizaz Khan, 11.4 ov), 8-60 (Tanwir Afzal, 12.3 ov), 9-62 (Najeeb Amar, 13.6 ov), 10-69 (Nadeem Ahmed, 16.6 ov)
    P Khadka20713.5081000
    Sompal Kami301324.33112000
    JK Mukhiya201216.0072000
    B Regmi401433.50172000
    SP Gauchan40932.25170000
    Sagar Pun201306.5020000

Match Details


Hong Kong , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

19.30 start, First Session 19.30-20.50, Interval 20.50-21.10, Second Session 21.20-22.30

Match days

16 March 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Nepal 2, Hong Kong 0

Match Notes

Dodgy record


Hong Kong made the second-lowest total in the history of the World T20

Undone by spin


No. of wickets lost by Hong Kong between the 11th and 12th overs bowled by Basant Regmi and Shakti Gauchan. All bowled


Gyanendra Malla shells a skier running back. Difficult take as Babar Hayat looked for the stands in the fifth over

Know what to do


No. of T20s Hong Kong have won fielding first, out of nine matches. The highest target chased down was 162 v Bermuda in March 2012

Made them pay

Sharad Vesawkar smashes one into the covers and sets off. Direct hit would have found him short by miles. The over - the 19th - ends with two boundaries

Not so costly drop

Babar Hayat drops Paras Khadka at deep extra cover in the 17th over, but he holed out off the very next ball for 39

New high


This stand between Paras Khadka and Gyanendra Malla becomes Nepal's highest third-wicket partnership in T20s

Knowing the opposition


Paras Khadka's numbers against Hong Kong in two previous T20 matches, including his best score of 68

Costly drop?

Tanwir Afzal dropped Paras Khadka at long-on in the 11th over

Hitting better than average


Subash Khakurel's career strike rate in 11 T20 matches