KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated United Arab Emirates by five-wicket in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers warm-up match on Tuesday played at Kwekwe Sports Club’s cricket ground, Zimbabwe.
Chasing the modest 172 run target posted by UAE, Nepal reached the target in 28.2 overs.
Nepal Captain Khadka tried to lay the foundation making 61-ball 28 while fourth numbered batsman Anil Kumar Sah contributed 11 runs off 18 balls.
Sharad Vesawkar and Dipendra Singh Airee them smashed 41 runs each which were crucial for Nepal to register win over World Cup Qualifier opponent. Likewise, Aarif Sheikh contributed 23 runs facing 19 deliveries.
Openers Gyanendra Malla made 12 while Dilip Nath only 4 .
Amir Hayat claimed two wickets for UAE whereas Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza and Rohan Mustafa bagged one wicket each.
Earlier,after winning the toss, UAE chose to bat first and posted 172 run target in 28.5 overs in the match reduced to 29 overs.
Opener Ashfaq Ahmed to top-scored for UAE with 67-ball 42 while Adnan Mufti and Ghulam Shabber were two other notable contributors with 37 and 32 runs respectively. Likewise, Shaiman Amwar made 16 runs facing 10 deliveries.
Nepal, who are in Zimbabwe to take part in the in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers will now face Hong Kong in another warm-up match on March 1.
Lalit Bhandari took four wickets and he was supported by Karan KC who added three wickets. Similarly, Lalit Rajbanshi claimed two wickets whereas skipper Paras Khadka added one.
Nepal are in Group B along with hosts Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Scotland of the Qualifiers. Group A is formed of the West Indies, Ireland, the Netherlands, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates.Follow @gorkhapost
Three arrested with tiger hides
KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.
The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.
All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.Follow @gorkhapost