Nepal Team ICC World Cup League 2: The round of qualifying matches for the ODI World Cup to be hosted by India at the end of this year has become very exciting. In this, now the Nepal team has presented its strong claim. Nepal has performed brilliantly in the ICC World Cup League-2.
The sixth match of the 21st round of this league was played between Nepal and UAE. The match took place in Kirtipur, Nepal itself. The match was very exciting, in which Nepal defeated the UAE team by 9 runs in the match by Duckworth-Lewis method. With this, Nepal’s team has directly qualified for the World Cup qualifiers.
Spectators watched the match sitting on the trees
Please tell that so much crowd gathered in the stadium to watch this match that there was less space in the stand. Even outside the stadium, the fans watched the match sitting on the trees. Many photos of this crowd are going viral on social media. The spectators had also put the flags of Nepal on the trees. Such a crowd would not have been seen in any match of the World Cup till now.
Actually, in this match, UAE won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 310 runs for 6 wickets. While batting at number 7 for the team, Asif Khan played an unbeaten century of 101 runs off 42 balls. But unfortunately he could not win the match for his team.
This is how Nepal won this match
Chasing the target of 311 runs, the Nepal team scored 269 runs for 6 wickets in 44 overs. During this, the hosts needed 42 runs from 36 balls to win. But then the umpires stopped the match due to bad light. The competition did not start again from here. After this, under the Duckworth Lewis rule, the target of 311 runs was reduced to 261 runs in 44 overs.
Nepali supporters showed remarkable devotion and passion for their team at TU International Cricket Ground. Their unwavering commitment to Nepali cricket was evident through thunderous cheers, flag-waving, and emotional outbursts. JAI NEPAL🇳🇵🇳🇵#CWCL2 #NEPvUAE #weCAN pic.twitter.com/TSmZalPJR3
— CAN (@CricketNep) Mar 16, 2023
While the Nepal team had already scored 269 runs for 6 wickets in so many overs. In such a situation, Nepal was declared the winner in this match by 9 runs. With this victory, Nepal has directly qualified for the World Cup qualifiers. Bhim Sharkey scored 67, Arif Sheikh scored 52, Gulshan Jha scored 50 and Kushal Bhurtal also scored 50 runs for the Nepal team.
World Cup qualifier matches will be played in Zimbabwe
Nepal has performed brilliantly by winning 11 matches in the last 12 matches. Now the World Cup qualifiers will be played in Zimbabwe during June-July. Scotland and Oman had already entered the World Cup qualifiers from World Cup League 2. At the same time, in this qualifier, 5 teams will come from the Super League and the remaining 2 teams will come from the qualifier play-off to be held in Namibia.
The World Cup qualifiers will be played from this month i.e. from 26 March to 5 April. The matches are to be held in Namibia, in which teams from UAE, USA, Papua New Guinea, Jersey and Canada will participate apart from host Namibia.