2nd Match, First Round Group A (N), Chattogram, Mar 16 2014, World T20
(17/20 ov, target 150)69
Nepal won by 80 runs
player of the match
end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
HKG: 69/10CRR: 4.05 RRR: 27.00
Haseeb Amjad4 (9)
Jitendra Mukhiya 2-0-12-1
Shakti Gauchan 4-0-9-3

A solid first win for Nepal. Their next match is against the hosts while Hong Kong meet Afghanistan. It was a pleasure bringing you the game. Till the next one, ciao ciao.

"I think to keep them to 149 was a decent effort," says Jamie Atkinson. "I think it was a decent bowling effort but the batting was disappointing. The pitch suited our bowling and we were happy to keep them down. "

We have a good team spirit and the boys were really hungry," says Paras Khadka. "We have a huge fan following. We hope to play good cricket and we hope to continue that way. We have to start all over again ahead of the next game and take the positives from this game."

Eighty runs, you heard it right! Nepal have outbatted and outbowled Hong Kong completely in this debut match for both teams. Fielding wasn't needed much as the bowlers repeatedly hit the stumps. What a slump for Hong Kong! They were 58 for 3 in the 11th before Regmi and Gauchan ripped through the bottom half and the next seven could add only 11 runs. Those 80 runs mean that Nepal have overtaken Bangladesh to top the table.

"Our team won and I contributed, so I am very happy," says Shakti Gauchan, who is the Man of the Match. "I watch a lot of football, I follow Machester United and Chelsea, but I love cricket. The ball was skidding and it helped me."

Uwaisul Karnain: "How nicely Mukhiya set it up for the tailender, 2 bouncers followed by a well directed yorker. That summed-up the Nepal's performance tonight. Simply briliant! "

Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, OUT

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

Nadeem Ahmed b Mukhiya 5 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.45
Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

another short delivery, this one bounces extra and whizzes past the helmet as the batsman swings his bat about

Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

short ball now, the batsman looks for a pull, but is a touch late on it and gets beaten

Sangeet Lamichh: "Shakti Gauchan went to Rajasthan Royals two years back for a trail, though he was rejected, he got praised from Rahul Dravid. His performance today shows why "

Mukhiya to Haseeb Amjad, 1 run

another good yorker from Mukhiya, not much the batsman can do. He blocks it out towards cover and takes a single

Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

it's a good yorker on off, the batsman digs it out to long off

Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

bowls it full outside off, the batsman looks to drive but gets it on the inside half of the bat, pushes it back to the bowler

Mukhiya comes in to the attack

end of over 163 runs
HKG: 67/9CRR: 4.18 RRR: 20.75
Haseeb Amjad3 (8)
Nadeem Ahmed4 (6)
Shakti Gauchan 4-0-9-3
Basant Regmi 4-0-14-3
Gauchan to Haseeb Amjad, no run

full and flighted on off, the batsman drives it straight to cover

Gauchan to Haseeb Amjad, no run

tossed up this time, the batsman covers the line nicely and defends

Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

fuller and outside off, the batsman stretches forward and pushes it through cover for a single

Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

flatter and on a length, the batsman punches it back to Shakti

Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

oye that looked close! This one came in after pitching, but probably missing leg

Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, 2 runs

bowls it quicker outside off, the batsman manages to squeeze it past backward point for a single

end of over 152 runs
HKG: 64/9CRR: 4.26 RRR: 17.20
Nadeem Ahmed1 (2)
Haseeb Amjad3 (6)
Basant Regmi 4-0-14-3
Sompal Kami 3-0-13-2
Regmi to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

comes down the pitch and punches it to long off for a single. That's the end of Regmi's wonderful spell

Regmi to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

flighted delivery outside off, the batsman defends it to cover

Malik: "If Nepal limits HK to 91 or less their NRR will be greater than Bangladesh. What a sight would be that to them, top of table right away."

Jeevan : "Thanks to Nepal Electricity Authority , we are not having our regular power cuts to watch the first ever world cup match win of Nepal"

Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, 1 run

good bit of flight on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single

Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends it down the pitch

Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

flighted and it turns a bit, the batsman pushes it to cover for a single

Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler