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2nd Match, First Round Group A (N), Chattogram, Mar 16 2014, World T20
149/8
(17/20 ov, target 150)69
Nepal won by 80 runs
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• The Report by Alan Gardner in Chittagong

Nepal lay their marker with 80-run win

Nepal lived up to expectation by securing an impressive 80-run victory in their opening World T20 match against Hong Kong

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Devashish Fuloria
Scorecard summary
Nepal149/8(20 overs)
Hong Kong69/10(17 overs)
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! "

16.6
W
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
16.5
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

16.4
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 "

16.3
1
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

16.2
1
Mukhiya to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

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

16.1
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
15.6
Gauchan to Haseeb Amjad, no run

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

15.5
Gauchan to Haseeb Amjad, no run

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

15.4
1
Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, 1 run

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

15.3
Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

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

15.2
Gauchan to Nadeem Ahmed, no run

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

15.1
2
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
14.6
1
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

14.5
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"

14.4
1
Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, 1 run

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

14.3
Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

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

14.2
Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

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

14.1
Regmi to Haseeb Amjad, no run

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

end of over 141 run • 1 wicket
HKG: 62/9CRR: 4.42 RRR: 14.67
Haseeb Amjad2 (2)
Sompal Kami 3-0-13-2
Basant Regmi 3-0-12-3
13.6
W
Sompal Kami to Najeeb Amar, OUT

'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

Najeeb Amar c †Bhandari b Sompal Kami 2 (10m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22
13.5
Sompal Kami to Najeeb Amar, no run

that extra bounce again! It takes off from a length, but the batsman manages to defend it to midwicket

Best performances - batters
Gyanendra Malla player portrait
G Malla NEPAL
48 runs (41)
4 fours
1 six
Control77%
Productive shot
leg glance
24 runs
2 fours
1 six
2071691112
Paras Khadka player portrait
P Khadka NEPAL
41 runs (37)
4 fours
0 six
Control64%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
15 runs
2 fours
0 six
0310413713
Best performances - bowlers
Gauchan player portrait
SP Gauchan NEPAL
O
4
M
0
R
9
W
3
ECO
2.25
Basant Regmi player portrait
B Regmi NEPAL
O
4
M
0
R
14
W
3
ECO
3.5
Match details
Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
TossHong Kong, elected to field first
SeriesWorld T20
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Shakti Gauchan
Shakti Gauchan
Match numberT20I no. 367
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 days16 March 2014 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Aizaz Khan
Aizaz Khan
Babar Hayat
Babar Hayat
Basant Regmi
Basant Regmi
Binod Bhandari
Binod Bhandari
Gyanendra Malla
Gyanendra Malla
Haseeb Amjad
Haseeb Amjad
Irfan Ahmed
Irfan Ahmed
Jamie Atkinson
Jamie Atkinson
Jitendra Mukhiya
Jitendra Mukhiya
Mark Chapman
Mark Chapman
Nadeem Ahmed
Nadeem Ahmed
Najeeb Amar
Najeeb Amar
Naresh Budayair
Naresh Budayair
Nizakat Khan
Nizakat Khan
Paras Khadka
Paras Khadka
Sagar Pun
Sagar Pun
Shakti Gauchan
Shakti Gauchan
Sharad Vesawkar
Sharad Vesawkar
Sompal Kami
Sompal Kami
Subash Khakurel
Subash Khakurel
Tanwir Afzal
Tanwir Afzal
Waqas Barkat
Waqas Barkat
T20 debut
Naresh Budayair
Naresh Budayair
Sompal Kami
Sompal Kami
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsNepal 2, Hong Kong 0