Th match commenced at the Asghar Ali Shah Stadium Karachi with Nepal winning the toss and opting to field first.
Bangladesh opened the innings with Mohammad Ashraful and Nafees Iqbal losing the 1st wicket at a score of 20 when Nafees was run out for 6. Ashraful and Shafiul Alam took the score to 88 when Shafiul alam was out after scoring 27 runs.
While the wickets kept falling after regular intervals, Ashraful continued to dominate the field punishing all types of bowling. He was run out after scoring prolific 102 runs in 131 balls. His innings contained 7 fours and 2 fantastic sixers. Nasir ud Din 23 and Shariful Islam 27 not out were the other contributors to the total. Bangladesh ended up with an impressive total of 225 for the lost of 4 wickets.
Facing a massive target of 226 runs Nepal opened with Monik Shreshta (10) and Sagar Pant (1), both of them being out at a total of 18. Not having a solid start, Nepal lost 4 wickets for 41 runs in the first 20 overs.
Although the batsmen tried their best to resist but Bangladesh's bowling proved too good for them. The whole team was out for 82 runs in 40 overs. Kaniska Chaugai (13), Bidod Das (11) Amit Shrestha (12)and Basanta Regmi (13) were the batsmen to reach the double figures. The bowlers equally shared the wickets. Bangladesh defeated Nepal by 143 runs.