holes out to midwicket!
Afghanistan pull it out of the fire! These two teams always find a way to win close matches, one of them had to lose, it's like Djokovic v Nadal, only good performances are good enough! Nepal had it won, maybe inexperience cost them, certainly some great death bowling by Hamid did too. A game played in trying conditions by both sides, batting was never easy with so much moisture in the air and then bad light and rain but it was an awesome game irrespective of all that and Paras Khadka and Hamid Hassan carried the flag for their nations with immense distinction.
Lots of candidates for Man of the Match but we're all in agreement, Paras Khadka had the biggest impact on the match.
Thanks for being with us, we're back tomorrow with two more matches in the Asian Cricket Council Emerging Teams Cup, including India U-23 v Pakistan U-23.
direct hit by Samiullah from midwicket inside the circle, Sawad out by a yard
Nawroz Mangal - only bowls in a crisis - on at the Club End. This man is 'ice'. Five wanted to win, six balls to go
Another run-out confusion in the happening but all safe in the end
played to point, fielder to the ball quickly, throws to the 'keeper and beats Shakti's dive! IT IS ALL HAPPENING
tapped to cover
Karim flings himself to his right to save a run
CHANCE Another run-out missed!
In the words of my old mucker Tony Greig, "Whadda game, ladies and gentlemen! Whadda game"
big appeal for lbw, looked ever so close! Turned down and then the run's attempted and Sagar's run out at the other end as he attempts to pinch a single!
tapped to cover for a single
What a game! We said it would be close all those hours ago. Nine off the over already though and it's been a big over for Nepal
turned off his legs, looking for two, ball was in Mohib's hands as it was started, Sharad puts in the dive, looking to retain the strike, but the throw's spot on
almost a repeat, not quite as well timed, hauled in two yards from the rope
First boundary in nine overs! Sweetly driven to mid-off, pressure-easing!
tries a turn to leg, hint of a leading edge, played back up the track
slashed to backward point
Late afternoon shadows are long now across the Padang. Game is as hot as it has ever been
Class from Hamid, could have had more wickets. Almost a run a ball needed by Nepal now. One good over either way....
on a length outside off, played to cover point
full and wide, rooted Basant can't reach it
flicked off his pads to square leg
CHANCE! Put down by slip Sami, chest high to his left, that ball was travelling but catchable