result
13th match, Windhoek, Feb 14 2018, ICC World Cricket League Division Two
194/8
(50 ov)195/9
Nepal won by 1 wicket
Player Of The Match
42* (31) & 1/40
karan-kc
1:29
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• Peter Della Penna in Windhoek

Nepal's 'miracle' takes them into World Cup Qualifiers

With one wicket in hand, Nepal needed eight off the final over. The first four balls were dots, but Karan KC's six off the fifth ball propelled them to an improbable win against Canada

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Scorecard summary
Canada194/8(50 overs)
Nepal195/9(50 overs)
Karan KC*42 (31)
Dilip Nath41 (68)
Cecil Pervez3/41(10)
Nikhil Dutta2/23(10)
end of over 508 runs
NEPAL: 195/9CRR: 3.90 
Karan KC42 (31)
Sandeep Lamichhane5 (18)
Cecil Pervez 10-1-41-3
Satsimranjit Dhindsa 9-0-54-1

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!

49.6
1
Pervez to Karan KC, 1 run

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.

Fielders come in stop the single.

49.6
1w
Pervez to Karan KC, 1 wide

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

49.5
6
Pervez to Karan KC, SIX runs

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

49.4
Pervez to Karan KC, no run

this is lovey bowling... another well aimed yorker and Karan is beaten... ball goes through to the keeper

49.3
Pervez to Karan KC, no run

Cecil keep it full and on target and Karan ends up hitting it back to the bowler on the bounce

49.2
Pervez to Karan KC, no run

bit wide outside the off stump but Karan fails to make contact and the ball goes through to the keeper

49.1
Pervez to Karan KC, no run

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

end of over 4913 runs
NEPAL: 187/9CRR: 3.81 RRR: 8.00
Karan KC35 (25)
Sandeep Lamichhane5 (18)
Satsimranjit Dhindsa 9-0-54-1
Cecil Pervez 9-1-33-3
48.6
1
Dhindsa to Karan KC, 1 run

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

48.5
4
Dhindsa to Karan KC, FOUR runs

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

48.4
6
Dhindsa to Karan KC, SIX runs

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

48.3
1
Dhindsa to Lamichhane, 1 run

ball stops a bit and that's uplisly played away on the leg side, easy single

Slip comes in place

48.2
1
Dhindsa to Karan KC, 1 run

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

48.1
Dhindsa to Karan KC, no run

swing and a miss outside the off stump

21 off 12 - possible? Dhindsa to bowl

end of over 489 runs
NEPAL: 174/9CRR: 3.62 RRR: 10.50
Sandeep Lamichhane4 (17)
Karan KC23 (20)
Cecil Pervez 9-1-33-3
Nikhil Dutta 10-1-23-2
47.6
Pervez to Lamichhane, no run

defended outside the off stump, Lamichhane doing well here.

47.5
1
Pervez to Karan KC, 1 run

played down on the leg side and they scamper through for a single. Cecil gets a warning for running on to the danger area

47.4
6
Pervez to Karan KC, SIX runs

massive shot! Karan gets under this one and hammers it over the fielder at deep midwicket... clean hit

47.3
1
Pervez to Lamichhane, 1 run

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

47.2
Pervez to Lamichhane, no run

beaten outside the off stump, that was a close call

47.1
1
Pervez to Karan KC, 1 run

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

end of over 472 runs
NEPAL: 165/9CRR: 3.51 RRR: 10.00
Sandeep Lamichhane3 (14)
Karan KC15 (17)
Nikhil Dutta 10-1-23-2
Cecil Pervez 8-1-24-3
46.6
Dutta to Lamichhane, no run

drifting down the leg, clips the pad and the keeper take it well

Match details
Wanderers Cricket Ground, Windhoek
TossNepal, elected to field first
SeriesICC World Cricket League Division Two
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Karan KC
Karan KC
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 days14 February 2018 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
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Alex Dowdalls
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Tabarak Dar
Reserve Umpire
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Akbar Ali
Match Referee
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Dev Govindjee
PointsNepal 2, Canada 0