Karan has done it for Nepal - take a bow! Nepal are through to the world cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe....another yorker gone wrong, ends up as a lot fulltoss on the pad and Karan just taps it away to deep midwicket.
Nepal team rushes on to the field to congratulate their hero Karan, Lamichhane goes down on his knees...
What a game of cricket! Canada were in the driver's seat during most of the game but in the end Karan just took it away from them with a solid innings.
Here is a good scenario to ponder upon... If this had ended in a tie, both Canada and Nepal would have got to 7 points each and that would have meant that these two teams would have gone through with UAE and Namibia on 6 points each after UAE's win against Namibia.
As it stands... UAE and Nepal go through to the Qualifiers.
PREM deo: "Finally i am d citizen of a country who ll play worldcup qualifier.. yeah just a qualifier bt very big achievement for us proud of u karan bro take a bow"
Brandon: "What a finish! Nepal is definitely a dangerous team to support if you have cardiac issues."
Ganesh Tiwari: "You will not know. But the whole country is celebrating this festival.. Zimbabwe, we are coming"...
Now we know Ganesh... Congratulations!
Fielders come in stop the single.
goodness me, it a wide down leg side and the scores are level! what a game
Keeper has a chat with the bowler...anybody's game now. Another Nepal game goes to the last ball. Lot of shuffle in the field
take that! Karan hits back with a massive loft over cover - that ball just sailed over the fielder in the deep. 2 to win off the last ball
this is lovey bowling... another well aimed yorker and Karan is beaten... ball goes through to the keeper
Cecil keep it full and on target and Karan ends up hitting it back to the bowler on the bounce
bit wide outside the off stump but Karan fails to make contact and the ball goes through to the keeper
yorker length delivery and that goes through to the keeper. Dot ball and the pressure builds
8 needed off 6 balls. Cecil to bowl the last over. It's a spread out field. Karan looks around, take stock of the fielders and gets ready to face the ball
pitched up outside the off stump and that's driven away to deep cover. 13 off the over - Nepal need 8 more
Slip comes in place
four more! this is getting interesting.... good length delivery outside the off stump - Karan has a go at it and the ball flies away off the outside edge to the third man fence, this time the fielder in the deep had no chance
massive! that's a massive massive shot! good length delivery outside the off stump, Karan gets under this one and just flays it over the long-on fence. Another clean hit to keep Nepal in the game
ball stops a bit and that's uplisly played away on the leg side, easy single
Slip comes in place
another big swing, this time the ball clips the edge and runs down to third man... fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the boundary and does well to keep it down to just one
swing and a miss outside the off stump
21 off 12 - possible? Dhindsa to bowl
defended outside the off stump, Lamichhane doing well here.
played down on the leg side and they scamper through for a single. Cecil gets a warning for running on to the danger area
massive shot! Karan gets under this one and hammers it over the fielder at deep midwicket... clean hit
goes for the yorker, get the length right but the line is bit off and that's clipped down to fine leg for a single
beaten outside the off stump, that was a close call
pitched up and that's driven to wide long-on
Nepal need 30 off 18 balls. Canada need just the one wicket to bag this one. Sunshine starting to return
drifting down the leg, clips the pad and the keeper take it well
|Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek|
|Toss||Nepal, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.00|
|Match days||14 February 2018 - day (50-over match)|
|Points||Nepal 2, Canada 0|