Current Match Report – U.A.E. vs Nepal one hundred and fortieth Match 2019-2023
Nepal have scripted an unbelievable and dramatic turnaround to e book a direct berth within the 2023 World Cup Qualifier, to be held in Zimbabwe this June. They achieved that feat in controversial circumstances, in dying mild in Kathmandu on Thursday, defeating the UAE by 9 runs by way of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) methodology.
Set a goal of 310, Nepal had been 41 runs adrift with six overs and 4 wickets remaining when the match was known as off by the umpires at 5.37pm native time, the officers having deemed it was too darkish to proceed. As per the DLS calculations Nepal’s goal at that time was 260 however they’d acquired to 269, in order that they had been declared winners by 9 runs.
They sealed their spot within the Zimbabwe qualifier – the ultimate step for groups trying to make it to the ODI World Cup in India in October-November – on the again of a powerful 11 wins of their final 12 ODIs. They had been one among three groups to seal direct entry into the Zimbabwe qualifier by way of this competitors, the Cricket World Cup League 2; Oman and Scotland are the opposite two groups.
The Nepal chase began at 1.45pm native time, which meant the UAE had been woefully behind the required over price, taking almost 4 hours for 44 overs (and greater than 40 minutes to bowl their final six), which ultimately harm them. Nepal, although, would thank the lower-order pairing of Gulsan Jha and Dipendra Singh Airee who stayed calm in the course of the essential unbroken 44-run seventh-wicket partnership.
The turning level of the match got here with eight overs remaining, when Nepal had been behind on the DLS scales. Jha, who went on to attain his maiden ODI 50, and Airee smacked 20 runs within the forty second over of the chase, delivered by captain Muhammad Waseem, which took them forward of the over-by-over par scores. That was Waseem’s first over of the innings, and so they smacked his medium tempo for two, 6, 4, 4, 4.
On the post-match presentation, Nepal captain Rohit Paudel defined that the bench was always in contact with the batters within the center in regards to the par rating. “I feel the way in which we performed the final 12 video games, we had perception we’ll chase it down. We had been trying on the DLS rating, we had been sending messages additionally
that we have to be forward of the DLS so accordingly the boys performed,” Paudel mentioned
The UAE gamers had been shocked by the umpires’ resolution to name off play and contested the decision even because the Nepal gamers and bench exuberantly celebrated round them. Confusion prevailed for some time and at one stage former India allrounder Robin Singh, who’s the UAE head coach, together with Waseem, walked as much as chat with the ICC match referee Manu Nayyar, who knowledgeable them that the sunshine was too darkish no matter whether or not spin or tempo was in operation.
That chat appeared to pacify the UAE dressing room, and their gamers lastly walked out to shake arms with the Nepal gamers. This drama unfolded in entrance a report full home on the Tribhuvan College Worldwide Cricket Floor in Kirtipur, the place, in line with commentators on ICC TV which broadcast the match, crowds had queued since 4.30am. The bottom was packed, and followers had been noticed on terraces and even climbed timber alongside the periphery to get a glimpse of the motion, and so they had been nonetheless round at 6.30pm for the post-match celebrations. “I am grateful to them,” Paudel mentioned of the followers, “the way in which they’ve are available massive numbers and supported and motivated us.”
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He placed on a stand of 135 for the sixth wicket with UAE’s different massive performer on the day, Vriitya Aravind, who made 94 off 138.