Qatar defeats Nepal by four wickets in ICC Men’s World Cup Asia Finals in Singapore
July 23, 2019 11:57 AM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal suffered a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Qatar in the first match of ICC Men’s World Cup Asia Finals held in Singapore on Tuesday.
During the match, chasing the 123-run target, Qatar reached it 19.2 overs and lost six wickets. Inam-ul-Haq of Qatar top scored with 41 runs including six fours off 32 balls.
Likewise, Kamran Khan made 22 runs including two fours and two sixes off 15 balls Nouman Sarwar contributed 15 runs off 15 balls.
In turn, S Lamichhane took two highest three wickets of Qatar giving away 33 runs in four overs while Karan KC took one wicket.
Initially, electing to bat first after winning the toss, Nepal set the target of 122 runs in the allotted 20 overs. ICC Men’s T-20 World Cup Asia Finals cricket tournament had started on July 22 where teams from Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Qatar, and Kuwait are participating.
They are vying to ensure a berth in the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers.