Nepal made history… Eligible for ODI World Cup! Lakhs of people for the qualifier match…


First Published Mar 17, 2023, 5:23 PM IST

Nepal cricket team qualified for ODI World Cup for the first time. Needing to win 11 out of 12 matches to qualify for the World Cup Qualifier round, Nepal overcame all odds with a brilliant performance. In the final match of the ICC Cricket World Cup League Two 2019-23 round, Nepal won against the UAE team by 9 runs.

Lakhs of people thronged the Tribuvan University International Cricket Ground to watch this match in Kirtipur. Batting first, UAE made a huge score of 310 runs, losing 6 wickets in the stipulated 50 overs. UAE captain Mohammad Wasim scored 63 runs in 49 balls with 2 fours and 6 sixes while Vitya Aravind scored 94 runs in 138 balls with 8 fours and 2 sixes…

However, UAE lost 5 wickets for 175 runs as Aryan Lakra 6, Afzal Khan 3 and Rizwan 7 got out. But Asif Khan, who came to bat at the seventh position, scored 101 runs in 42 balls with 4 fours and 11 sixes and created a record.

Nepal quickly lost 5 wickets to Asif Sheikh and Kushal Malla in a huge target of 311 runs. Kushal Butel scored 50 runs in 35 balls with 3 fours and 4 sixes while captain Rohit Paudel scored 16 runs in 25 balls with 3 fours and got out. Bhim Shakti scored 67 runs from 76 balls with 9 fours while Arif Sheikh scored 52 runs from 62 balls with 2 fours. Gulshan Jha scored 50 runs off 48 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes while Dipendra Singh Ari scored 10 runs at the crease when it rained.

Nepal scored 269 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 44 overs when the game was stopped due to rain. According to the DLS system, Nepal scored 9 runs more than the required number of runs in 44 overs.. Qualified for the World Cup Qualifiers round…

Along with Nepal, Oman, Scotland, Zimbabwe and the Netherlands have already qualified for the World Cup Qualifiers round. The top 8 teams in the World Cup Super League points table qualify directly for the group stage. The following teams are World Cup Qualifiers and will have to qualify for the Super 12 round…

Ireland will also play group qualifiers along with 9th-ranked South Africa and 10th-ranked Sri Lanka. 8th ranked West Indies may also have to play qualifiers if they lose matches. With this, Nepal is going to play matches against teams like Sri Lanka, South Africa and West Indies for the first time.

Last Updated Mar 17, 2023, 5:23 PM IST


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