KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal defeated the United Arab Emirates by 14 runs to clinch its first T20 series at ICC Academy, Dubai. Earlier, Nepal had won its first One Day International Series defeating UAE in the second and third games.
The UAE had won the toss and elected to field first after the game was restricted to 10 overs following rainfall. Batting first, Nepal scored 104 at the loss of eight wickets. Captain Paras Khadka and Sandeep Jora scored 29 and 28 runs respectively.
Nepali bowlers took timely wickets as UAE batted. Lalit Rajbanshi and Karan KC took two wickets each while Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami and Abinash Bohora took a wicket each to seal the team's victory.
Of the three T20 games, Nepal had lost its first game. However, it bounced back to secure two consecutive wins.
Nepal's Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-12, 3-21, 4-54, 5-91, 6-102, 7-104, 8-104
UAE'S Fall of wickets: 1-29 , 2-57 , 3-60, 4-72, 5-73, 6-84, 7-85, 8-85