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
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! "
another short delivery, this one bounces extra and whizzes past the helmet as the batsman swings his bat about
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 "
another good yorker from Mukhiya, not much the batsman can do. He blocks it out towards cover and takes a single
it's a good yorker on off, the batsman digs it out to long off
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
full and flighted on off, the batsman drives it straight to cover
tossed up this time, the batsman covers the line nicely and defends
fuller and outside off, the batsman stretches forward and pushes it through cover for a single
flatter and on a length, the batsman punches it back to Shakti
oye that looked close! This one came in after pitching, but probably missing leg
bowls it quicker outside off, the batsman manages to squeeze it past backward point for a single
comes down the pitch and punches it to long off for a single. That's the end of Regmi's wonderful spell
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"
good bit of flight on off, the batsman comes forward and pushes it to cover for a single
tossed up delivery on the stumps, the batsman comes forward and defends it down the pitch
flighted and it turns a bit, the batsman pushes it to cover for a single
tossed up delivery on off, the batsman pushes it back to the bowler
'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
that extra bounce again! It takes off from a length, but the batsman manages to defend it to midwicket
|Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong|
|Toss||Hong Kong, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||16 March 2014 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Nepal 2, Hong Kong 0|
'We want to do it for our people' - Khadka
Four wickets in four balls
Nepal lay their marker with 80-run win
Hong Kong, Nepal face glare of publicity
|Haseeb Amjad||not out||4||9|
|Total||69(10 wkts; 17 ovs)|