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ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2: UAE beat Nepal by 68 runs

United Arab Emirates vs Nepal, Match 131
United Arab Emirates vs Nepal, Match 131
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Asif Khan gave UAE a strong lead which their bowlers defended to see them to a 68 run win over Nepal today in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2.

Match Summary

United Arab Emirates vs Nepal

United Arab Emirates 207/8 (50 ov)

Nepal 139/10 (31.5 ov)

Result - United Arab Emirates won by 68 runs.


After losing the toss UAE were put in to bat, opener Waseem Muhammad gone in the first over before Asif Khan took control of the innings.

Khan (72*) smashed 5 Fours and 3 Sixes on his way to a half century to put them back in control.

Rohan Mustafa added a half century of his own as UAE went in at 207, leaving the rest up to their bowlers.

Mustafa (3/31) also impressed with the ball, as along with Karthik Meiyappan (3/26) they removed the majority of the Nepal batsmen.

Nepal were eventually all out for 139 as UAE won by 68 runs.


Match Stats

United Arab Emirates Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Waseem Muhammad - 0.5 ov), 2-46 (Vritiya Aravind - 13.4 ov), 3-89 (CP Rizwan - 24.4 ov), 4-139 (Asif Khan - 35.3 ov), 5-142 (Alishan Sharafu - 36.4 ov), 6-200 (Aryan Lakra - 48.5 ov), 7-204 (Junaid Siddique - 49.4 ov), 8-207 (Karthik Meiyappan - 49.6 ov)

Nepal Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Kushal Bhurtel - 1.2 ov), 2-15 (Gyanendra Malla - 2.3 ov), 3-17 (Rohit Kumar Paudel - 2.5 ov), 4-54 (Aasif Sheikh - 8.5 ov), 5-65 (Aarif Sheikh - 11.6 ov), 6-93 (Kushal Malla - 18.1 ov), 7-99 (Dipendra Singh Airee - 19.3 ov), 8-107 (Sompal Kami - 23.4 ov), 9-107 (Gulshan Kumar Jha - 24.5 ov), 10-139 (Karan KC - 31.5 ov)

Playing XI

United Arab Emirates: Vritiya Aravind(WK), CP Rizwan(C), Waseem Muhammad, Alishan Sharafu, Asif Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Sabir Ali

Nepal: Aasif Sheikh(WK), Rohit Kumar Paudel(C), Gyanendra Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Gulshan Kumar Jha

Match Details

Date: 2023-03-02 06:00:00

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Toss: Nepal won the toss & elected to field

Officials: Umpires: Akbar Ali (United Arab Emirates), Bismillah Jan Shinwari(Afghanistan)

Match Referee: Ali Naqvi(Pakistan)

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