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Nepal qualifies for World T20 Qualifiers beating Singapore

ACC Twenty20 Cup 2013

Cricnepal/Kathmandu – Nepal defeated Singapore by a massive 121 runs and qualifies for Semifinal at Tribhuvan University Ground, Kirtipur after putting a mammoth score of 210/5 in 20.0vers.

Winning the toss, Nepal elected to bat first. Blazing half century from Binod Bhandari 54(34 balls, 3 fours, 4 sixes) along with Pradeep Airee 30(32), Paras Khadka 44(25), Gyanendra Malla 30(11), Sarad Veswarkar 26* & Prithu Baskota 9* helped Nepal to score this many runs in an important match today.

This is Nepal’s highest run against any team in T20s and also highest in this tournament.

After dominating with the bat, Nepali bowlers demolish the condition and bowled Singapore for just 89 runs in 15.1 overs.  Basanta Regmi was outstanding with the balling taking 3 wickets in his four overs. His match figure was 4-1-17-3.  Along with him, Shakti Gauchan 3-0-13-2, Paras Khadka 2-0-13-1, Chandra Saud 2-0-17-1, Sagar Pun 3-0-20-1 & Prithu Baskota 1.1-0-6-1 contributed in bowling out Singapore cheaply .

Saad Janjua 20(12) &  Amjad Mahboob 16(15) contributed with the bat for Singapore but wasn’t enough for the massive target.
Paras Khadka was adjudged Man of the Match for this all round performance with both ball and bat.

With this win, Nepal qualified for the Semifinal match in the tournament and also for World T20 Qualifiers to be held in Dubai. Nepal will play against UAE in tuesday while Afghanistan will face Hongkong.

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