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Final-over heroics take Nepal through to World Cup qualifers

Nepal chased down 195, off the sport’s ultimate ball towards Canada, to safe their spot within the upcoming Global Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe. Tottering at 144 for nine, Nepal’s last-wicket pair of Karan KC (42*) and Sandeep Lamichhane (five*) added 51 off the general 47 balls to down their fighters through one wicket in Windhoek.

Canada had to shield seven runs off the general over, and began remarkably neatly when medium-pacer Cecil Parvez delivered 4 dot balls to start out the 50th. With Nepal’s equation studying 8 off two balls, Karan smacked a six over quilt to convey the state of affairs to 2 off the final ball. Parvez then delivered one down the leg facet, which the umpire known as vast, thereby tying the sport. With one wanted off the general ball, Karan tapped a complete toss in opposition to midwicket and sealed Nepal’s exceptional win.

Previous within the day, Srimantha Wijeratne’s unbeaten – and maiden – Listing 100 helped Canada to 194 for eight because the Nepal spinners Basant Regmi (Three-34) and Lamichhane (2-40) strangled their opposition within the first innings.

The win used to be Nepal’s 2d last-wicket heist of the event, and took them to 4 wins in 5 fits at the issues desk.

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