Nepal vs UAE, series decider match tomorrow

Nepal tour of UAE

Nepal has levelled ANIB challenge series after the humongous 145 runs win over the UAE in 2nd ODI. Series decider 3rd match will be played tomorrow at the ICC Academy ground, Dubai.

1st Match

UAE was victorious in a 1st match as the host chased the tiny target posted by Nepal. Skipper Naveed was phenomenal with a ball in hand as he was successful to wrap visitors on small total.

Brief Score
NEPAL: 113 all out (33.5 overs)
Sompal Kami 30 Amir Hayat 3/19
Aarif Sheikh 25 Mohammad Naveed 3/31
UAE: 116/7 (32.1 overs)
Ghulam Shabbir 30 Paras Khadka 2/23
Amir Hayat 24* Karan Kc 2/31
U.A.E. won by 3 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)

2nd Match

Nepal registered their 2nd ever ODI victory along with plenty of records. 242 itself is Nepal’s highest ODI total while the victory of 145 is the biggest win. 16 years lad Rohit Paudel set the record of youngest player to score 50 in international cricket. He achieved that milestone leaving Sachin Tendulkar and Sahid Afridi behind. likewise, Sompal Kami bagged 5 wickets and became 1st ever Nepali bowler to claim 5 wickets in ODI.

Brief Score
Nepal: 242/9 (50 overs)
Rohit Paudel 55 Amir Hayat 3/41
Gyanendra Malla 44 Imran Haider 3/54
UAE: 97 all out (19.3 overs)
Mohammad Usman 26 Sompal Kami 5/33
Ashfaq Ahmed 20 Sandeep Lamichhane 4/24
Nepal won by 145 runs 

As series is levelled on 1-1, both team will aim to clinch the series winning the final match. The series winner(including T20) will receive 10000 dirhams. After the comprehensive win over host Nepal now is on the 15th position of ICC ODI ranking while UAE is 1 step forward than visitors.

Series Stats
Most runs – Most wickets –
Rohit Paudel (55 runs) Sompal Kami (6 wickets)
Arif Sheikh (54 runs) Sandeep Lamichhane (6 wickets)
Gyanendra Malla (44 runs) Amir Hayat (6 wickets)

-3rd Match of ANIB challenge series
– UAE vs NEP
Time – 9:30 am (local), 11:15 (NST)
Venue – ICC Academy ground, Dubai