AFGHANISTAN WON BY 95 RUNS
Nepal: 129 all out off 40 overs (G.Malla 30, S.Vesawkar 35)
Man of the Match: Raees Ahmadzai (Afghanistan)
   
  Afghanistan's bowlers and fielders all contributed to the victory, rescuing their team after Nepal's bowlers themselves had done so well in the morning.

Raees Ahmadzai says Afghanistan's coach Kabir Khan stood over the team at lunch and told them not to eat too much,  and that may have had an effect on their hunger for victory, for glory, for vindication, for proof of their excellence, for their winning of their nation's first ACC Trophy.

Afghanistan are now ACC Twenty20 Champions along with the ACC Trophy Elite.

It's the ICC World Twenty20 for them next, just three and a half weeks from now and we'll all be following them there.

Thanks for logging on, your passion and enthusiasm for the game humble us, as does the excellence of the cricketers we see.

Until next time, this is the ACC signing from Kuwait.
   
  Rahul VIshvakarma b Nowroz Mangal 1 (5 balls)
   
  39.6 Nowroz to Rahul, WICKET, bowled him!
   
  39.5 Nowroz to Rahul, no run
   
  39.4 Nowroz to Rahul, no run, sliding away
   
  39.3 Nowroz to Rahul, no run, driven back to the bowler
   
  39.2 Nowroz to Sanjam, 1 run
   
  39.1 Nowroz to Sanjam, no run
   
  98 wanted off 11 overs
3 runs every 2 balls
   
  End of over 39 (2 runs) Nepal 127 for 9 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  38.6 Nabi to Sanjam, 1 run
   
  38.5 Nabi to Sanjam, no run
   
  38.4 Nabi to Sanjam, no run
   
  38.3 Nabi to Sanjam, no run
   
  38.2 Nabi to Sanjam, no run
   
  38.1 Nabi to Rahul, 1 run
   
  Nabi to bowl
   
  End of over 38 (3 runs) Nepal 125 for 9 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  37.6 Nowroz to Sanjam, no run
   
  Last man is Rahul Vishvakarma LHB
   
  Sharad Vesawkar run out Mirwais/Nowroz 35 (60 balls, 3 fours)
   
  37.5 Nowroz to Sharad, WICKET, run-out, Sharad cuts to point, Shabbir throws to Nowroz and Sharad is inches short
   
  37.4 Nowroz to Sharad, no run
   
  37.3 Nowroz to Sharad, no run
   
  37.2 Nowroz to Sanjam, 1 run
   
  37.1 Nowroz to Sharad, 1 run
   
  Nowroz Mangal OB back on in place of Sami
   
  Nepal need 103 off 13 overs at just under 8 an over
   
  End of over 37 (5 runs) Nepal 122 for 8 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  36.6 Nabi to Sanjam, no run
   
  36.5 Nabi to Sharad, 1 run
   
  36.4 Nabi to Sharad, 2 runs, cut/edged down to third man, Shahpour hauls in
   
  36.3 Nabi to Sanjam, 1 run to square leg
   
  36.2 Nabi to Sharad, 1 run
   
  36.1 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  End of over 36 (4 runs) Nepal 117 for 8 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sami 10-1-32-1
   
  35.6 Sami to Sanjam, 2 runs
   
  35.5 Sami to Sanjam, no run
   
  35.4 Sami to Sanjam, no run
   
  35.3 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, good save by the big man Shahpour at long-on, returning from an ankle twist
   
  35.2 Sami to Samjam, 1 run
   
  35.1 Sami to Samjam, no run
   
  Crowd of 4000+ all massed around the boundary. Only pockets of clear space are those in front of the sightscreens, team tents, umpores, scorers and officials
   
  End of over 35 (4 runs) Nepal 113 for 8 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sharad 29* (53 balls), Sanjam 3*
   
  34.6 Nabi to Sharad, no run, played to point
   
  34.5 Nabi to Sharad, no run, back to the bowler
   
  34.4 Nabi to Sharad, FOUR, driven over mid-on, finds the gap well
   
  34.3 Nabi to Sharad, no run, can't beat Nowroz at mid-on
   
  34.2 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  34.1 Nabi to Sharad, no run, Nowroz at mid-on fields
   
  Nabi OB back on at the Port End in place of Hamid Hassan 6-0-23-1
   
  Nepal need 116 off 16 overs at 7.25 an over
   
  End of over 34 (5 runs) Nepal 109 for 8 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  33.6 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, top-edged pull falls safe at straight mid-on
   
  33.5 Sami to Sharad, no run, turns and bounces
   
  33.4 Sami to Sharad, no run,  under-edged to slip
   
  33.3 Sami to Sanjam, 1 run, swept to square leg
   
  33.2 Sami to Sanjam, 2 runs, swept to fine leg
   
  33.1 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, square cut to cover point
   
  End of over 33 (2 runs) Nepal 104 for 8 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sami 8-1-23-1
   
  32.6 Hamid to Sanjam, no run, full-pitched and dug out well
   
  32.5 Hamid to Sanjam, no run, short and Sanjam sways out of the way
   
  32.4 Hamid to Sanjam, no run, almost yorked
   
  32.4 Hamid to Sanjam, WIDE, bouncer over the head
   
  32.3 Hamid to Sanjam, no run
   
  32.2 Hamid to Sharad, 1 run
   
  32.1 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  New batsman is Sanjam Regmi RHB
   
  Binod Das c Mohammad Shahzad 8 b Samiullah Shenwari (20 balls)
Nepal 102 for 8 after 32 overs
   
  31.5 Sami to Binod, WICKET, attempted pull, skews off the bat high in the air and Shahzad walks in front of the stumps and uses his gloves
   
  31.4 Sami to Binod, 2 runs, pitched up and driven over cover Karim at long-off fields
   
  31.3 Sami to Binod, no run, pushed to off from the back foot
   
  31.2 Sami to Binod, no run
   
  31.1 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, driven to long-off
   
  End of over 31 (4 runs) Nepal 99 for 7 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sharad 21* (40) , Binod 6* (15)
   
  30.6 Hamid to Binod, no run, plays and misses
   
  30.5 Hamid to Binod, 2 runs, pulled round, beats square leg but Karim at fine leg makes an audacious one-handed stop running round from fine leg
   
  30.4 Hamid to Binod, no run, full length and defended
   
  30.3 Hamid to Sharad, 1 run, slower and tucked off the legs for an easy single
   
  30.3 Hamid to Sharad, WIDE
   
  30.2 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  30.1 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  Hamid back on - Afghanistan going for the jugular
   
  DRINKS
   
  Malaysia yesterday on this wicket made almost 110 off the last 10 overs so Nepal aren't out of it yet
   
  End of over 30 Nepal 95 for 7 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Nepal need 130 off the next 20 overs at 6.50 an over
   
  MAIDEN
   
  29.6 Sami to Binod, no run
   
  29.5 Sami to Binod, no run, forward defensive
   
  29.4 Sami to Binod, no run, defended on the front foot
   
  29.3 Sami to Binod, no run
   
  29.2 Sami to Binod, no run
   
  29.1 Sami to Binod, no run
   
  End of over 29 (5 runs) Nepal 95 for 7 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sharad 20*, Binod 4*
   
  28.6 Hamid to Sharad, FOUR, pitched up and driven square, beats Nowroz at cover
   
  28.5 Hamid to Sharad, no run, balooning bouncer, face-high
   
  28.4 Hamid to Sharad, no run, full-length delivery, driven to mid-off Nabi
   
  28.3 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  28.2 Hamid to Binod, 1 run, top-edged pull, drops safely in front of fine leg
   
  28.1 Hamid to Binod, no run, defended
   
  Malaysia are 151 for 4 after 35 overs chasing 252 in 50 to win the 3rd/4th Playoff v Hong Kong at KOC Hubara
   
  End of over 28 (3 runs) Nepal 90 for 7 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Sharad 16*, Binod 3*
   
  27.6 Sami to Sharad, no run, Nabi fields well at nid-off
   
  27.5 Sami to Sharad, no run, defended off the back foot
   
  27.4 Sami to Sharad, no run
   
  27.3 Sami to Binod RHB, 1 run, outside edge coming forward, perfectly pitched leg-break, wide of slip
   
  27.2 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, hoisted over midwicket
   
  27.1 Sami LB to Binod, 1 run
   
  End of over 27 (2 runs) Nepal 87 for 7 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  26.6 Hamid to Binod, 1 run, mnistimed pull goes behind on the off side
   
  26.5 Hamid to Binod, no run, defended
   
  New batsman is the old campaigner Binod Das
   
  Nepal 86 for 7 after 26.4
   
  Dipendra Chaudhary b Hamid Hassan 0 (1 ball)
   
  26.4 Hamid to Dipendra, WICKET, bowled him and breaks middle stump in the process as it flies 5 yards backwards
   
  Dipendra Chaudhary RHB is the new batsman to face his first
   
  26.3 Hamid to Sharad, 1 run, short and Sharad just manages to flick it round
   
  26.2 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  26.1 Hamid to Sharad, no run
   
  Much on Sharad Vesawkar now
   
  Hamid Hassan comes back from the Port End replacing Sami 5-0-17-0
   
  140 wanted by Nepal off the next 24 overs, 4 wickets in hand
   
  Game firmly in Afghanistan's grasp now
   
  Basant Regmi b Nowroz Mangal 5 (9 balls)
Nepal 85 for 6 after 26 overs
   
  25.6 Nowroz to Basant, WICKET, leg stump knocked back as the batsman goes for a big one
   
  25.5 Nowroz to Basant, no run, waited on and simply playeed back
   
  25.4 Nowroz to Basant, 2 runs, drien to long-on
   
  25.3 Nowroz to Basant, no run
   
  25.2 Nowroz to Basant, no run, played to cover Nabi
   
  25.1 Nowroz to Sharad, 1 run, cut past backward point
   
  25.1 NNowroz to Sharad, WIDE
   
  New bowler replacing Hamid 2-0-10-0 is Afghan captain Nowroz Mangal OB
   
  Afghanistan at the same stage in their innings were 98 for 4
   
  At the half-way stage Nepal need another 144 at 5.76 an over
   
  End of over 25 (3 runs) Nepal 81 for 5 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  24.6 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, driven past point
   
  24.5 Sami to Basant, 1 run, inside edge between his legs, quick single
   
  24.4 Sami to Basant, no run, goes back in the crease, can't find the leg-side gap
   
  24.3 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, driven past cover to 13th man Nasratullah
   
  24.2 Sami to Sharad, no run
   
  24.1 Sami to Sharad, no run
   
  End of over 24 (4 runs) Nepal 78 for 5 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  23.6 Hamid to Basant, 2 runs, driven between Sami and Nabi on the off-side
   
  23.5 Hamid to Basant LHB, no run
   
  Still waiting for sightscreen adjustments
   
  About 5000 in the ground now, not too noisy but the tribal drums are a constantr refrain
Afghanistan on top here
   
  Afghan fans encroaching on the sight-screen area, wearing white mostly which doesn't help against the white ball
   
  23.4 Hamid to Sharad, 1 run, quick run to point
   
  BAsant Regmi LHB is the new batsman, a good man for a crisis
   
  Gyannendra Malla run out Shahzad/Hassan 30 (43 balls, 3 fours)
Nepal 74 for 5 after 23.3 overs
   
  23.3 Hamid to Sharad, WICKET, off the pad and down leg, Shahzad the 'keeper scrambles to his left, gathers. Malla already half way down the wicket and can't beat Shahzad's throw to the bowler
Unfortunate way to end an innings that was looking so good
   
  23.2 Hamid to Malla, 1 run, pushed to long-off Karim
   
  23.1 Hamid RMF to Malla, no run, batsman beaten by one that flies off a length outside off
   
  End of over 23 (3 runs) Nepal 74 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  22.6 Sami to Sharad, no run, almost steps on his wicket as he goes back into the crease
   
  22.5 Sami to Malla, 1 run, driven firmly, Nabi fields at deep mid-on
   
  22.4 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, through the off-side
   
  22.3 Sami to Sharad, no run, drawn forward, beaten
   
  22.2 Sami to Sharad, no run
   
  22.1 Sami to Malla, 1 run, driven firmly to Noori at long-on
   
  Nepal need 5.50 runs per over
Sami Shenwari back on, from the Port End
   
  End of over 22 (6 runs) Nepal 71 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Malla 27*, Sharad 9*
   
  21.6 Hamid to Sharad, no run, plays and misses, sound of bat hitting ground
   
  21.5 Hamid to Malla, 1 run, tip and run and a good single
   
  Doctor and physio on the field and Shahpour leans on them as he limps back to the Afghan tent thirty yards away
   
  Shahpour in giving chase ran into the crowd and looks like he's  twisted his ankle. In quite a bit of pain
   
  21.4 Hamid to Malla, FOUR, pulled through mid-on. Shot of a man in form
   
  21.3 Hamid to Malla, no run
   
  21.2 Hamid to Malla, no run
   
  21.1 Hamid to Sharad, 1 run, tapped behind point
   
  Afghanistan trying to stop the gsame drift away back towards Nepal: Hamid Hassan RMF and the tournament's highest wicket-taker comes on from the Hubara End in place of Sami Shenwari 3-0-11-0
   
  End of over 21 (3 runs) Nepal 65 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Malla 22*, Sharad 8*
   
  20.6 Nabi to Sharad, 1 run
   
  20.5 Nabi to Malla, 1 run, driven past the bowler
   
  20.4 Nabi to Sharad, 1 run, pulled round to deep square leg Shabbir
   
  20.3 Nabi to Sharad, no run, attempts to turn a ball off his pads, no real connection
   
  20.2 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  20.1 Nabi OB to Sharad RHB, no run
   
  End of over 20 (4 runs) Nepal 62 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  19.6 Sami to Malla, 1 run, toosed up and driven well to the cover sweeper Shabbir Noori 12th man on in place of the injured Raees
   
  19.5 Sami to Malla, 1 run, goes under Nabi's body at mid-off
   
  19.4 Sami to Malla, no run
   
  19.3 Sami to Sharad, 1 run, through the off-side
   
  19.2 Sami to Malla, 1 run, driven firmly to Shahpour at long-on
   
  19.1 Sami to Malla, no run, driven back to the bowler
   
  End of over 19 (6 runs) Nepal 58 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Malla 19*, Sharad 4*
   
  18.6 Nabi to Sharad, FOUR, cut well into the gap
   
  18.5 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  18.4 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  18.3 Nabi to Sharad, no run
   
  18.2 Nabi to Malla, 1 run, driven crisply to long-on Mirwais
   
  18.2 Nabi to Malla, WIDE, down leg
   
  18.1 Nabi to Malla, no run
   
  End of over 18 ( 3 runs) Nepal 52 for 4 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  17.6 Sami to Sharad, no run, plays and misses a full-length delivery spinning way
   
  17.5 Sami to Sharad, no run
   
  New batsman is Sharad Vesawkar RHB, in good form all this year
   
  17.4 Sami to Malla, 1 run, driven to long-off Karim
   
  17.3 Sami to Malla, no run, spins and bounces outside off, let through
   
  Karim at cover was struck on the left foot by that drive and receives some treatment
   
  17.2 Sami to Malla, 2 runs, driven hard through off, takes 4 fielders to stop the boundary
   
  17.1 Sami to Malla, no run
   
  Sami Shenwari LB to Gyanendra Malla RHB
   
  Nepal 49 for 4  after 17 overs, Target 225 off 50 overs
   
  Paras Khadka lbw Mohammad Nabi 11 (30 balls)
   
  16.6 Nabi to Paras, WICKET, lbw! Nabi was convinced, Paras hadn't got forward and was still on the crease, Umpire Salomon takes a couple of seconds and then raises his finger
   
  16.5 Nabi to Paras, no run
   
  16.4 Nabi to Malla, 1 run, driven off the front foot to long-on
   
  16.3 Nabi to Malla, no run, off the pads to fly slip
   
  16.2 Nabi to Malla, no run, spins off the pad into the air, 'keeper catches
   
  16.1 Nabi to Malla, no run
   
  End of over 16 ( 4 runs) Nepal 48 for 3 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  15.6 Sami to Paras, no run, comes forward to drive, misses
   
  15.5 Sami to Malla, 1 run, pitched up on off and driven to long-off, comfortable single
   
  15.4 Sami to Malla, no run
   
  15.3 Sami to Paras, 1 run
   
  15.2 Sami to Malla, 1 run, driven square
   
  15.1 Sami to Paras, 1 run, miscued drive but over the infield and safe
   
  Sami Shenwari LB comes on at the Hubara End
   
  Nepal need 181 off 35 overs at just under 5.2 an over
   
  End of over 15 ( 1 run) Nepal 44 for 3 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  14.6 Nabi to Malla, no run
   
  14.5 Nabi to Malla, no run, slower on off, and Malla can't get bat on ball
   
  14.4 Nabi to Paras, no run, late cut/edged down to third man
   
  14.3 Nabi to Paras, no run
   
  14.2 Nabi to Paras, no run, bat and pad close together
   
  Afghan fans by a 12 to 1 ratio
   
  14.1 Nabi to Paras, no run, defended on the front foot
Close to 5000 at the ground now
   
  Champion to champion
   
  Nabi OB to come on at the Port End
   
  End of over 14 ( 7 runs) Nepal 43 for 3 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Mirwais 7-0-31-2
Sahpour 7-3-11-1
Paras 8*, Malla 12*
   
  13.6 Mirwais to Malla, no run, defended
Malla looks in great touch, plenty of time to play
   
  13.5 Mirwais to Malla, FOUR, driven through mid-off, in the air for a while and just out of reach of the diving Nabi at mid-off
   
  13.4 Mirwais to Malla, no run, stroked to cover Karim
   
  13.3 Mirwais to Malla, 2 runs, driven square, Karim hauls in five yards from the rope
   
  13.2 Mirwais to Paras, 1 run, flicked down to fine leg
   
  13.1 Mirwais to Paras, no run
   
  DRINKS
   
  The match is finely poised. If Gyanendra Malla and Paras Khadka can put on a big partnership, Nepal will recapture the initiative. If Afghanistan get one more wicket, the game will be theirs to win
   
  End of over 13 (1 run) Nepal 35 for 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  12.6 Shahpour to Malla, no run, on the stumps and Gyanendra defends stoutly
   
  12.5 Shahpour to Malla, no run
   
  12.4 Shahpour to Paras, 1 run, full and on the pads and Paras drives to mid-on Noori
   
  If Afghanistan get Paras....if Paras can get through this spell.....
   
  This is some great cricket between two top cricketers
   
  12.3 Shahpour to Paras, no run, defended off the back foot
   
  12.2 Shahpour to Paras, no run, ball gets big on Paras and he's late on the strok, ball balloons up off the shoulder area
   
  12.1 Shahpour to Paras, no run
   
  Shahpour 6-3-10-1 to continue from the Port End
   
  Nepal need 190 off 38 overs at 5.00 an over
   
  End of over 12(7 runs) Nepal 35or 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  11.6  Mirwais to Malla, 2 runs, overpitched on leg this time and the batsmen plays through mid-on, Hamid pulls it in
   
  11.5  Mirwais to Malla, FOUR, overpitched and driven sweetly through point, Karim gives chase in vain
   
  11.4  Mirwais to Malla, no run
   
  11.3  Mirwais to Malla, no run, defended to cover
   
  11.2 Mirwais to Malla, no run, defended
   
  11.1 Mirwais to Paras, 1 run, driven square
   
  Mirwais to continue
   
  Air is heavy with humidity and tension
   
  Nepal 28 for 3 after 11 overs
   
  WICKET MAIDEN
   
  10.6 Shahpour to Malla, no run, beaten outside off again
   
  10.5 Shahpour to Malla, no run, beaten outside off, misses the bat by a whisker
   
  10.4 Shahpour to Malla, no run, defended off a length
   
  10.3 Shahpour to Malla, no run, plays a lifter down behind him
   
  Gyanendra Malla RHB, a top player, comes in
Nepal's 28 for 3 (10.2 overs)
   
  Shakti Gauchan c Mohammad Nabi b Shahpour Zadran 6 (23 balls)
   
  10.2 Shahpour to Shakti, WICKET, plays at one he felt he had to and Nabi at slip takes it knee high
   
  Two slips in place and a gully
   
  10.1 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, gets his head out of the way of a lifter
   
  Nepal need 197 off 40 at 4.825 per over
   
  End of over 10 (7 runs) Nepal 28 for 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  9.6 9.6 Mirwais to Paras, 2 runs, played to wide third man
   
  One slip and a gully in place
   
  9.5 Mirwais to Paras, 2 run, driven to mid-on, Hamid fields and Shakti has to dive to be sure of the second
   
  Both batsmen have been dropped once
   
  9.4 Mirwais to Paras, no run, left outside off
   
  9.3 Mirwais to Shakti, 1 run, deflected down to third man, Shahpour fields well
   
  9.2 Mirwais to Shakti, no run, pinned on the pads by a full-length delivery
   
  9.1 Mirwais to Shakti, 2 runs, driven square
   
  Nepal 21 for 2 (9 overs)
   
  MAIDEN
   
  8.6 Shahpour to Paras, no run, risng ball on off EDGED, bounces just in front of the wicketkeeper
   
  Good duel between the two tall men
   
  8.5 Shahpour to Paras, no run, defended off the front-foot
   
  8.4 Shahpour to Paras, no run, defended on the backfoot
   
  8.3 Shahpour to Paras, no run
   
  8.2 Shahpour to Paras, no run, let go outside off
   
  8.1 Shahpour to Paras, no run, soars off a length
   
  End of over 8 (2 run) Nepal 21 for 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
Shakti 3*, Paras 1*
Shahpour 4-1-10-0, Mirwais 4-0-10-2
   
  7.6 Mirwais to Shakti, no run
   
  7.5 Mirwais to Paras, 1 run, clipped behind square
   
  7.4 Mirwais to Paras, no run, DROPPED, by Asghar at first slip, Paras flashing, has shelled 3 so far, taken 1
   
  1 slip and a gully in place
   
  7.3 Mirwais to Paras, no run, left outside off
   
  7.2 Mirwais to Paras RHB, no run, defended
   
  7.1 Mirwais RMF to Shakti, 1 run, to mid on
   
  In the 3rd/4th Playoff Malaysia are 47 for 0 after 12 overs chasing Hong Kong's 252
   
  End of over 7 (1 run) Nepal 19 for 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  6.6 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, bat on ball down to third man
   
  6.5 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, plays and misses a fuller delivery
   
  6.4 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, another lifter off a length left alone
   
  6.3 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, climbs off a length and Shakti drops his wrists to leave
   
  6.2 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, let through to the keeper
   
  6.1 Shahpour LFM to Shakti, no run
   
  End of over 6 (1 run) Nepal 18 for 2 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  5.6 Mirwais to Paras, RHB, beaten outside off
   
  Nepal's captain Paras Khadka is the new batsman
   
  Nepal 18 for 2 (5.5 overs)
   
  Anil Mandal c Asghar Stanikzai b Mirwais Ashraf 5 (11 balls, 1 four)
   
  5.5 Mirwais to Anil, WICKET, had to play at that one and this time Asghar at slip holds on
   
  5.4 Mirwais to Anil, no run, shouldered arms to a ball on off
   
  5.3 Mirwais to Anil, no run, defended on off-stump
   
  5.3 Mirwais to Anil, WIDE, on the off
   
  5.2 Mirwais to Anil, no run, outside off and let through
   
  5.1 Mirwais to Anil, no run, thuds into the pads
   
  Nepal need 208 off 45 overs at 4.4 runs per over
   
  Nepal: 17 for 0 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  MAIDEN
   
  4.6 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, left outside off
   
  4.5 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, DROPPED, Shakti edgerd to Asghar at slip and the ball bounced out of his hands as he fell to the ground
   
  4.4 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, fuller length and Shakto defends on off and middle
   
  4.3 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, short of a length and climbs through to the keeper
   
  4.2 Shahpour to Shakti, no run, on a length and through to the keeper on the off
   
  4.1 Shhapour LFM to Shakti RHB, no run, climbs off a length outside off and Shakti draws away
   
  Nepal's openers have been making great starts this tournament, but not today
   
  End of over 4 (2 runs) Nepal 17 for 0 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  3.6 Mirwais to Shakti, 1 run, down to third man
   
  3.5 Mirwais to Shakti, no run, left alone outside off
   
  3.4 Mirwais to Shakti, no run, defended
   
  3.3 Mirwais to Shakti RHB, no run, defended
   
  Shakti Gauchan one of th all-timne Nepali greats into bat
   
  Nepal: 16 for 1 (3.2 overs)
   
  Mahesh Chettri c Mohammad Shahzad b Mirwais Ashraf 4 (15 balls)
   
  3.2 Mirwais to Chettri, WICKET, caught by wicket-keeper Shahzad diving to his right, off the face of the bat, tried to leave at the very last instant
   
  3.1 Mirwais to Chettri, no run, defended
   
  Unusually erratic bowling from the paceman
   
  3.1 Mirwais to Chettri, WIDE, down leg
   
  End of over 3 (6 runs) Nepal 15 for 0 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  2.6 Shahpour to Anil, FOUR, half-volley outside off and square driven through point
   
  2.5 Shahpour to Anil, no run, beaten outside off
   
  2.4 Shahpour to Chettri, 1 run, pushed to mid-off, Karim dives can't stop the single, Nowroz tidies up
   
  2.3 Shahpour to Anil, 1 run, down to third man
   
  2.2 Shahpour to Anil, no run, BIG APPEAL for a thin edge to Asghar at slip low down, Umpires say not out
   
  2.1 Shahpour LFM to Anil, no run, let through outside off
   
  End of over 2 (6 runs) Nepal 9 for 0 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  1.6 Mirwais to Chettri, full and almost yorker-length, defended on the off-side
   
  1.6 Mirwais to Chettri, WIDE, outside off
   
  1.5 Mirwais to Chettri, full and straight and defended
   
  1.5 Mirwais to Chettri, WIDE, down leg
   
  1.4 Mirwais to Chettri, no run, fired in straight and defended
   
  1.3 Mirwais to Anil, 1 leg bye
   
  1.2 Mirwais to Chettri, no run,Mirwais to Chettri, 1 run, glsanced down to fine leg Noor Ali
   
  1.1 Mirwais to Chettri, no run, defended
   
  1.1 Mirwais to Anil, 2 WIDES, batsman cross
   
  In the 3rd/4th Playoff Malaysia are 22 for 0 after 5 overs chasing Hong Kong's 252
   
  Anil's one of the tournament's highest run-scorers and has played very well throughout
   
  Mirwais Ashraf RMF to bowl from the Hubara End to Anil Mandal RHB
   
  End of over 1 (3 runs) Nepal 3 for 0 Target: 225 (50 overs)
   
  0.6 Shahpour to Chettri, no run, full and taken on the pads
   
  0.5 Shahpour to Chettri, no run, beaten outside off
   
  0.4 Shahpour to Chettri, 2 runs. knee-high full-toss played down to third man with a straight bat
   
  0.3 Shahpour to Chettri, no run, pitched up and the batsman's forward with plenty of time to defend
   
  0.2 Shahpour to Chettri, no run, plays and misses outside off
   
  0.1 Shahpour to Chettri, FREE HIT, swings big and misses
   
  0.1 Shahpour to Chettri, NO BALL
   
  Shahpour LFM is at the top of his 30-yard run up, pawing the ground
   
  Still hazy sunshine but a lot warmer than the morning around 32 degrees Centigrade
The wicket's full of runs and Nepal are chasing 225 with 50 overs to do it in
Game on!
   
  Nepal's openers Mahesh Chettri and Anil Mandal are right behind them
   
  The Afghanistan team's out in the middle
   
  ACC Trophy Elite Final: Afghanistan v Nepal, in Kuwait
   
  Afghanistan 224 all out 50 overs (K.Sadiq 58, R.Ahmadzai 52, M.Nabi 48; B.Das 3-35)
LUNCH, Resumption at 1.15 KST, (1015 hrs GMT)
   
  3rd/4th Playoff: Hong Kong v Malaysia at Unity
Hong Kong won the toss and chose to bat
Hong Kong: 251 for 6 off 50 overs (R. Lamsam 50, I. Gul 75, N. Khan 72*)
   
  The stage is set, with more than 4000 fans (20% estimated to be NepalI) already at KOC Hubara ready to cheer on their teams. Join them and us at 1.15 PM (1015 hrs GMT)
   
  A real ding-dong contest that, the match swinging one way and then another. Nepal bowled and fielded very well and Afghnaistan really had to work hard for their runs. Karim Sadiq held the innings together early on and his partnership with Mirwais Ashraf (59) for the 4th wicket brought the Afghan innings back on track. Raees Ahmadzai and Mohammad Nabi then put on 97 in 103 balls for the seventh wicket but they fell just as Afganistan werer looking for a final charge. 224 is a little under par on this wicket, Nepal have to be fancied at this stage but of course there are a number of potent Afghan bowlers who will have to be taken on.