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ACC Trophy Elite 2010 - Commentary - Nepal v Hong Kong

Venue : Kuwait
Dates : 31st March - 9th April 2010

 

Man of the Match is Anil Mandal of Nepal for his excellent knock in the morning.

Roy Lamsam, Hong Kong's captain felt his batsmen let him down, "There was too much inexerience. On this track we should have scored a lot more. We bowled and fielded well but we really need to play better"

Paras Khadlka, Nepal''s captain was naturally happier but also felt his team could have scored more. "We just need to keep on winning. In other competitions we've just lost one game and found ourselves out. We just need to win all of them this time."
Scorecard and Man of the Match news shortly, along with comments from both sides.
A good solid win for Nepal, they never gave Hong Kong a chance and from the second over of the match were in front. Hong Kong today didn't look like defending champions and surely will need to come back stronger in the rest of the competition.

Hong Kong 118 all out off 33.3 overs (M.Alam 3-33)
Jawaid Iqbal c Paras Khadka b Rahul Vishwakarma 16 (30 balls, 1 four)
33.3 Rahul to Jawaid, WICKET, pitched on leg, driven with the outside half of the bat to cover, where Paras took the catch above his head
33.2 Rahul to Jawaid, no run, Blocked to short extra
33.1 Rahul to Jawaid, no run, BIG TURN
Hong Kong 118 for 9 after 3 overs
MAIDEN
32.6 Basant to Asif, no run
Asif's playing for the draw
32.5 Basant to Asif, no run
32.4 Basant to Asif, no run
32.3 Basant to Asif, no run
32.2 Basant to Asif, no run
32.1 Basant to Asif, no run
End of over 32: Hong Kong 118 for 9. Target 237, Hong Kong need 119 more at 6.55 per over
31.6 Rahul to Jawaid, no run, fizzing through the air, forward defensive
31.5 Rahul to Asif, one run, driven to long-off's Binod Das
31.4 Rahul to Asif, no run, trying to force off the back foot, no power
31.3 Rahul to Jawaid, one run, driven to long-off's Binod Das
31.2 Rahul to Jawaid, 2 runs, good shot down to fine leg
Sanjam runs round to collect
31.1 Rahul to Jawaid no run
End of over 31: Hong Kong 114 for 9
30.6 Basant to Asif, no run
30.5 Basant to Asif, no run
30.4 Basant to Asif, no run
30.3 Basant to Asif, no run, tries to force off the back foot
30.2 Basant to Asif, no run
30.2 Basant to Asif Khan WIDE
Aizaz Khan c Dipendra Chaudhary b Basant Regmi 4 (19 balls)
30.1 Basant to Aizaz, WICKET, flicked to short mid-wicket where Dipendra pouches
End of over 30 Hong Kong 112 for 8. Target 237, RRR 6.25
29.6 Rahul to Jawaid, no run
29.5 Rahul to Jawaid, 2 runs, swung to fine leg, Sanjam runs round
29.4 Rahul to Jawaid, no run
29.3 Rahul to Jawaid, no run
29.2 Rahul to Jawaid, no run, tapped to silly mid-on
29.1 Rahul to Jawaid, 2 runs, driven to long-off and Binod Das
New Bowler is Rahul Vishwakarma SLA
Hong Kong 108 for 8 after 29 overs. Target 237, RRR 6.16
MAIDEN
28.6 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run
28.5 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run, driven to cover - Shakti, obviously
28.4 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run
28.3 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run
28.2 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run
28.1 Sanjam Regmi to Aizaz, no run
End of over 28: Hong Kong 108 for 8
Target 237
27.6 Shakti to Jawaid, FOUR, loose ball, wide and short and Jawaid makes no mistake. Hong Kong still have some fight left
27.5 Shakti to Jawaid, no run
27.4 Shakti to Jawaid, no run, this one turns the other way!
27.3 Shakti to Jawaid, no run, spinning to off from leg
27.2 Shakti to Jawaid, no run
27.1 Shakti to Jawaid, no run
Hong Kong 104 for 8 after 27 overs, Target 237 at 5.8 an over
26.6 Sanjam to Aizaz, no run
26.5 Sanjam to Aizaz, no run
26.4 Sanjam to Aizaz, 2 runs
26.3 Sanjam to Aizaz, no run
26.2 Sanjam to Aizaz , 2 runs, driven through the off-side gap, Bsant Regmi runs back
Hong Kong on 100
26.1 Sanjam to Jawaid, one run
Sanjam Regmi is the new bowler from the Road End
Hong Kong 99 for 8 after 26 overs
Target 237
MAIDEN
25.6 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
25.5 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
25.4 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
25.3 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
25.2 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
25.1 Shakti to Aizaz, no run
Hong Kong: 99 for 8 after 25 overs, need 138 off the next 25 at 5.26 to win
24.6 Basant to Jawaid, no run, big appeal for Lbw, not out
24.5 Basant to Jawaid, no run
Nadeem Ahmed c Sanjam Regmi b Basant Regmi 0 (2 balls)
24.4 Basant to Nadeem, WICKET, Nadeem gets a big leading efge to long-off, Sanjam Regmi makes no mistake
24.3 Basant to Nadeem Ahmed no run
24.2 Basant to Jawaid, one run
24.1 Basant to Jawaid, no run
Hong Kong 98 for 7 off 24 overs
Waqas Barkat run out 19 (41 balls)
23.6 Shakti to Waqas, WICKET, runs himself out, driven to cover, Paras misfields, the run is attempted, Paras recovers, fires back to the keeper, Waqas trying to get back is short of his ground
23.5 Shakti to Jawaid, one run through gully
23.4 Shakti to Waqas, one run, flicked over the infield, Mahaboob Alam tidies up
23.3 Shakti to Waqas, no run, squuezed to silly mid-on
23.2 Shakti to Waqas, 2 runs, driven to Binod Das at long-off
23.1 Shakti to Waqas, no run
Hong Kong 94 for 6 off 23 overs
22.6 Basant to Jawaid, no run
22.5 Basant to Jawaid, no run, Shakti fields again
22.4 Basant to Jawaid, no run, right on a length on middle stump
22.3 Basant to Jawaid, no run
22.2 Basant to Jawaid, 2 runs, snicked down to third man
22.1 Basant to Waqas, one run
21.6 Shakti to Jawaid, no run
New batsman is chunky Jawaid Iqbal, Hong Kong's U-16 coach
FoW: 91 for 6 (21. 5 overs)
Irfan c Mahaboob Alam b Shakti Gauchan 19 (31 balls, 1 four)
21.5 Shakti to Irfan, WICKET, Irfan couldn't control himself any longer and hits one down Mahaboob's throat at long-on
21.4 Shakti to Waqas, one run, driven to Binod Das at long-off
21.3 Shakti to Waqas, no run, good ball right on a length on off and middle
21.2 Shakti to Waqas, two calls, flicked to midwicket, Mahaboob runs round from long-on
21.1 Shakti to Waqas, no run, dropping on a length
End of over 21 (2 runs) Hong Kong 89 for 5
20.6 Basant to Waqas, no run
20.5 Basant to Waqas, no run, looks for a big shot for a while but then taps it back to the bowler
20.4 Basant to Waqas, no run
20.3 Basant to Irfan, one run to long-on
20.2 Basant to Irfan, no run, sliding off the bat to point
20.1 Basant to Waqas, one run to mid-off
Target 237: Hong Kong need 150 off ther next 30 overs at 5.00 an over
End of over 20 (2 overs) Hong Kong 87 for 5
19.6 Shakti to Irfan, no run
19.5 Shakti to Irfan, no run, turn and bounce there
19.4 Shakti to Irfan, no run
19.3 Shakti to Waqas, one run, driven to long-on
19.2 Shakti to Irfan, one run
19.1 Shakti to Irfan, no run
Shakti Gauchan SLA is the new bowler replacing Paras at the Garden End
18.6 Basant to Waqas, 2 runs, everntually taken after a misfield
18.5 Basant to Irfan, one run, driven to long-on
18.4 Basant to Irfan, 2 runs, swept to fine leg
18.3 Basant to Waqas, one run, driven to mid-on
18.2 Basant to Irfan, one run
18.1 Basant to Irfan, no run
End of over 18 runs (6 runs) 78 for 5 off 18 overs
Irfan 12*, Wqas 9*
Basant 2-0-5-0
Paras 4-0-12-1
17.6 Paras to Irfan, one run, tickled to fine leg
17.5 Paras to Waqas, one run, Shakti beaten by the firm drive and the bumpy outfield again
17.4 Paras to Waqas, no run, Shakti does well in the field again
17.3 Paras to Irfan, one run, driven through point
17.2 Paras to Irfan, 2 runs, firm drive to Long-off, bubble in the outfield
17.2 Paras to Irfan, WIDE, slower ball attempted
17.1 Paras to Irfan, no run
Target: 237. Hong Kong need 165 off 33 overs at exactly 5 an over
End of over 17 (2 runs) Hong Kong 72 for 5
16.6 Basant to Irfan, one run, effort ball from Badant, squeezed out to point
16.5 Basant to Irefan, no run
16.4 Basant to Waqas, one run, tip and run to cover
16.3 Basant to Waqas, no run
Plenty of turn on show
16.2 Basant to Waqas, no run, pitched outside leg, moving to off
16.1 Basant to Waqas, no run, Shakti at mid-off dives to save runs
End of over 16 (3 runs) Hong Kong 70 for 5
Irfan 7*, Waqas 7*
15.6 Paras to Waqas, one run, full delivery driven firmly to the cover sweeper
15.5 Paras to Waqas, no run, Shakti at cover dives to his left
15.4 Paras to Irfan, one run, jabbed to point
15.3 Paras to Irfan, no run, line and length, line and length
15.2 Paras to Irfan, no run, short-extra cuts off
15.1 Paras to Waqas, one run, driven to mid-on
DRINKS
End of over 15 (3 runs) Hong Kong 67 for 5
14.6 Basant to Irfan, no run, floated up, Irfan defends
14.5 Basant to Waqas, one run, driven past the bowler to long-off
14.4 Basant to Waqas, no run
14.3 Basant to Waqas, 2 runs, driven against the spin to mid-off
14.2 Basant to Waqas, no run, good stop by Paras, diving to his left at mid-on
14.1 Basant to Waqas, no run
New bowler is Basant Regmi SLA

One slip in place, containing field
End of over (1 run) Hong Kong 64 for 4
Irfan 6*, Waqas 2*
Mahaboob 7-1-33-3
Paras 2-0-3-1
13.6 Paras to Waqas, one run, full-length delivery on off-stump driven to deep-extra
13.5 Paras to Waqas, no run, off -stump delivery played square
13.4 Paras to Waqas, no run, fuller, slower, played back down the track
13.3 Paras to Waqas, no run, length ball on middle, played back to the bowler
13.2 Paras to Waqas, no run, straight as straight can be from Paras, Waqas defends
13.1 Paras to Waqas, no run
Hong Kong after 13 overs 63 for 5
Temporay communications problem - back ASAP
12.1 Mahaboob to Irfan, WIDE
11.6 Paras to Waqas, no run
11.5 Paras to Waqas, no run
Fow: 56 for 4 (11.4overs)
Nizakat Khan b Paras Khadka 5 (9 balls, 1 four)
Hong Kong on the ropes here
11.4 Paras to Nizakat, WICKET, faster and Nizakat a shade late on the stroke, plays ther ball on his stumps
11.3 Paras to Irfan, one run, fuller delivery, played to the same place
11.2 Paras to Nizakat, one run, played down to third man
11.1 Paras to Nizakat, no run
New bowler from the Garden End, replacing Binod Das is Paras Khadka

Lots of young talent on the field
End of over 11 (9 runs) Hong Kong 54 for 4
10.6 Mahaboob to Irfan, low full-toss hit to Rahul VIshwakarma at mid-on
10.5 Mahaboob to Irfan, no run
Hong Kong FoW: 54 for 4 off 10.4 overs
New batsman is Irfan Ahmed. Lot restds with him for Hong Kong.
Illyas Gul c Shakti Gauchan b Mahaboob Alam 27 (30 balls, 5 fours)
10.4 Mahaboob to Illyas, WICKET, slower sucker full-toss and dolied up to Shakti at midwicket
10.3 Mahaboob to Illyas, no run, on the stumps, Illyas palys it back to the bowler
10.2 Mahaboob to Illyas, FOUR, again on the legs, this time clipped through square-leg
10.2 Mahaboob to Illyas, WIDE, dowen leg-side
10.1 Mahaboob to Illyas, FOUR, Illyas likes them on his legs, this half volley was driven firmly, just over Shakti Gauchan at mid-wicket
All set now
The ball is being changed however at the fielding team's request
Mahaboob to continue from the Road End
Nizakat Khan getting some treatment at the moment after a fielder's throw hit him in the back at the end of the last over
Hong Kong 45 for 3 after 10 overs
Temporary communications problem - BACK ASAP
8.3 Binod to Illyas, no run, straight and on the stumps
8.2 Binod to Illyas, FOUR, sweet stroke off his legs to midwicket
8.1 Binod to Illyas, no run
End of over 8 (3 runs) Hong Kong 38 for 3
7.6 Mahaboob to Illyas, one run
7.5 Mahaboob to Illyas, no run, play and miss
7.4 Mahaboob to Illyas, no run, squirted to leg, in the air for a second but safe
Doesn't look as if he'll last long out there but bigger scores have been made from strakier starts
7.3 Mahaboob to Illyas, no run, Illyas plays and misses
7.2 Mahaboob to Illyas, 2 runs, Illyas goes over the top without any real power
7.1 Mahaboob to Illyas, no run, Illyas gives Mahaboob the charge but doesn't connect
End of over 7 (4 runs) Hong Kong: 35 for 3
Illyas 9*, Nizakat 4*
6.6 Binod to Nizakat, no run, Stifled appeal as the ball thuds into the pads
6.5 Binod to Nizakat, no run, straighhter this time from the bowler and Nizakat defends stoutly
6.4 Binod to Nizakat, FOUR, Nizakat finds his range. Goes over the top at a full delivery a foot outside off-stump
6.3 Binod to Nizakat, no run, sweetly timed but straight to Paras Khadka at mid-off
6.2 Binod to Nizakat, no run, firm drive but Nizakat can't beat the field, Anil Mandal this time
6.1 Binod to Nizakat, no run
Nepal on top, and looking to close out the game even before the spinners come on.Hong Kong Required Run-Rate just over 4.5 an over now
End of over 6: Hong Kong 31 for 3
MAIDEN
5.6 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run
5.5 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run, Illyas plants his foot and waits for the ball to hit the bat
5.4 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run, and agan as the aperal is stifled by the keeper Mahesh Chhetri
5.3 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run, ball thudding into the pads
5.2 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run
5.1 Mahaboob to Ilyas, no run
End of over 5 (5 runs) Hong Kong 31 for 3
5.6 Binod to Nizakat, no run
New batsman is Nizakat Khan
Butt Hussain b Binod Das 15 (19 balls, 2 fours)
5.5 Binod to Butt, WICKET, Binod gets one to hold its line, and Butt's off-stump is pegged back after pasing through the gate
5.4 Binod to Butt, FOUR, sweetly flicked off liegs over the infield to the midwicket boundary
5.3 Binod to Butt, no run, left alone outside off
5.2 Binod to Butt, no run, climbs off a length
5.1 Binod to Butt, no run
End of over 5 (4 runs) Hong Kong 26 for 2
Butt 11*, Illyas 8*
Mahaboob 3-0-14-2
Bindo 2-0-12-0
4.6 Mahaboob to Butt, no run
4.5 Mahaboob to Butt, no run, good ball. Butt searching for it outside off
4.4 Mahaboob to Butt, no run, tucked off his legs to Sharad Vesawkar at square leg
4.3 Mahaboob to Butt, no run, pitched up, righht on the stumps, Butt comes forward and plays back dwon the track
4.2 Mahaboob to Butt, no run, play and miss. God reply from the bowler
4.1 Mahaboob to Butt, FOUR, full-pitvched delivery on the stumps powered through vacant midwicket
End of over 4 (5 runs) Hong Kong 22 for 2
3.6 Bindo to Illyas, FOUR, the one that went the other way! Illyas's inside edge just misses leg stump on itsd way to the fine leg boundary
3.5 Binod to Ilyas, no run, hint of away swing, bat put on ball but not timed
3.4 Binod Das to Illyas, no run, climbing off a length, played down to Sharad Vesawkar at square leg
3.3 Binod Das to Illyas, no run, bit of seam movement away, Illyas almost nibbled
3.2 Binod Das to Butt, one run, same length, closer to Butt, dabbed down to third man
3.1 Binod Das to Butt, no run, length ball, outside off, left alone
Three overs of the Hong Kong innings have gone. They've lost two wickets, Moner Ahmed for 0 and Roy Lamsam for 3, both to Mahaboob Alam.
Apologies for the loss of the opening overs. We're back on now

It should be a great second half of the match. Join us again after the break at 1.15 Kuwait time (1015hrs GMT)
Both teams will be reasonbaly happy with their performance. Hong Kong fought back well aftet the 118-run-stand between Anil Mandal and Shakti Gauchan for the second wicket. Moner Dar put the brake on in the middle of the innings.

Hong Kong just lacked a cutting-edge all day though and Nepal's spinners and pace-bowlers just may have a bit more zip to their bowling.

Hong Kong are packed with batsmen however.
Nepal finish on 238 for 7
49.6 Moner to Binod. two runs hit to long-on. Irfan comes in and throws. Batsman home safe
49.5 Moner to Dipendra, one run to cover
49.4 Moner to Dipendra, no run
49.3 Moner to Dipendra, no run, run-out avertedf by the scrambling Binod
49.2 Moner to Dipendra, 2 runs, makes room and drives to long on
49.1 Moner to Binod, one run
Moner comes back for the last over. Should have stayed on earlier perhaps because he had Nepal really tied down.
End of over 49 (10 runs) Nepal 232 for 7
Dipendra 25*, Binod 8*
48.6 Illyas to Binod, one run, well-stopped by Roy Lamsam diving to his right at cover
48.5 Illyas to Dipendra, one run, hit to cover
48.4 Illyas to Binod, one run
48.3 Illyas to Binod, 2 runs, hit firm,y through mid-off
48.2 Illyas to Binod, FOUR, cut sweetley off the back foot to the cover boundary. Waited and waited and placed it well
48.1 Illyas to Dipendra, one run
End of over 48 (7 runs) Nepal 222 for 7
End of over 47 (7 runs) Nepal 215 for 6
46.6 Illyas to Basant, two runs, good running
46.5
Illyas to Basant, one run, hit to long-off
46.4 Illyas to Dipendra, one run
46.3 Illyas to Basant, 3 runs, snicked down to third man. Jawaid hauls it in
46.2 Illyas to Basant, no run
46.1 Illyas to Dipendra, one run to long-on
End of over 46 (12 runs), Nepal 207 for 6
45.6 Nadeem to Basant, no run
45.5 Nadeem to Dipendra, one run
45.4 Nadeem to Dipendra, SIX, to long-on again, Irfan gets a hand to it while he's over the rope
Nepal pass 200
45.3 Nadeem to Dipendra, two runs to Irfan at long-on
45.2 Nadeem to Dipendra, no run
45.1 Nadeem to Basant, 3 Byes
Hong Kong will fancy chasing anything around 220
End of over 44 (5 runs) 195 for 6
44.3 Illyas to Dipendra, WIDE
44.2 Illyas to Basant, one run, tip and run
44.1 Illyas to Dipendra, one run
End of over 44 (10 runs) Nepal 190 for 6
43.6 Nadeem to Basant , two runs
Basant Regmo LHB in
Nepal 188 for 6 off 43.5 overs
Mahaboob Alam b Nadeem Ahmed 31 (36 balls, 2 fours, 1 six)
43.5 Nadeem to Mahaboob, WICKET. bowled going for a big hit, down on one leg
43.4 Nadeem to Mahaboob, no run
43.3 Nadeem to Dipendra, one run
43.2 Nadeem to Mahaboob, one run, swept square
43.1 Nadeem to Mahaboob, SIX, clean, clean hit over long-on.
End of over 43 (7 runs) Nepal 180 for 5
Mahaboob 24*, Dipendra 2*
Temporary loss of communications - back ASAP
Dipendra Chaudhary is the new batsman
End of over 42 (4 runs) Nepal 173 for 5

Shakti Gauchan b Nadeem Ahmed 68 (94 balls, six 4s)
41.6 Nadeem to Shakti, WICKET, goes for the big hit off one that was just held back a little by Nadeem
41.5 Nadeem to Mahaboob, one run, swung to midwicket
41.4 Nadeem to Mahaboob, no run, cut hard to Moner
41.3 Nadeem to Shakti, one run, top-edged sweep lands safely
41.2 Nadeem to Mahaboob, one run
41.1 Nadeem to Shakti, one run, driven to long-off
Nadeem comes back from the Garden End
End of over 41 (8 runs) Nepal 169 for 4
40.6 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run
40.5 Illyas to Mahaboob, 2 runs, driven hard, running hard
40.4 Illyas to Shakti, one run, gentle dab behind point, good runnjng
40.3 Illyas to Mahaboob, 1 run, misfield to Nadeem as thr ball is hit hard
40.2 Illyas to Mahaboob, FOUr, uses his feet to drive to long-off
40.1 Illyas to Mahaboob, n0 run
END of over 40 (4 runs) 161 for 4 off 40 overs
Shakti 65*, Mahaboob 13*
Moner 8-2-17-2
Illyas 2-0-10-0
39.6 Moner to Shakti, no run
39.5 Moner to Shakti, FOUR, Shakti breaks the shackles with a down on one knee swat
39.4 Moner to Shakti, frim drive h9it to point, Aizaz, no run
39.3 Moner to Shakti, no run. Right on the money
39.2 Moner to Shakti, no run, Shakti searching for it a little
39.1 Moner to Shakti, no run
Nepal setting themsepves up for a late-innings charge. They'll have to score at over 8 an ovdr if they want to get to 250.
End of over 39 (5 overs) Nepal 157 for 4 off 39 overs
38.6 Illyas to Shakti, one run, easily tsken
38.5 Illyas to Mahaboob, one run, drvien to long-off Aizaz Khan
38.4 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run, driven to Roy Lamsam at cover
38.3 Illyas to Shakti, one run, again through leg
38.2 Illyas to Mahaboob, one run, hit off the back-foot to the cover-sweeper Hussain Butt
38.1 Illyas to Shakti, one run, tapped into the leg-side gap
Not a cloud in the sky now
Nepal still going at 4 an over
End of over 38 (5 runs) Nepal 152 for 4 off 38 overs
37.6 Moner to Mahaboob, no run
37.5 Moner to Mahaboob, no run. Mahaboob beaten in the flight but digs it out
37.4 Moner to Shakti, one tun, worked smartly through leg
37.3 Moner to Shakti, no run
Nepal pass 150
37.2 Moner to Mahaboob, 3 runs, cut through gully
37.1 Moner to Shakti, one run
End of over 37 (2 runs) Nepal 147 for 4
Shakti 56*, Mahaboob 8*
Moner 6-2-8-2, Illyas 1-0-2-0
36.6 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run
36.5 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run
36.4 Illyas to Shakti, one run
36.3 Illyas to Mahaboob, 1 run, cut to the point boundary fielder Hussain Butt
36.2 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run
36.1 Illyas to Mahaboob, no run
New bowler from the Road End is Illyas Gul OB
Hotter now 33 degrees C. Breeze coming and going
End of over 36 (2 runs) Nepal 145 for 4
35.6 Moner to Mahaboob, one run
35.5 Moner to Mahaboob, no run, driven back firmly. Moner fields
35.4 Moner to Mahaboob, no run, defended firmly
35.3 Moner to Mahaboob, no run
Moner almost got through there
35.2 Moner to Shakti, one run
35.1 Moner to Shakti, no run
End of over 35 (5 runs) Nepal 143 for 4
Jawaid 10-1-50-0
34.6 Jawaid to Shakti, one ruin, worked eeasily through square
34.5 Jawaid to Mahaboob, one run, cramped shot of the back foot but good enough for an easy single
34.4 Jawaid to Shakti, one run, tip and run
34.3 Jawaid to Mahaboob, one run, to long-off
34.2 Jawaid to Shakti, one run
34.1 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
End of over 34 (4 runs) Nepal 138 for 4
Shakti 51*, Mahaboob 4*
Jawaid 9-0-45-0
Moner 5-2-6-2
33.6 Moner to Mahaboob, FOUR, slow in the air, fast off the bat to long-off
33.5 Moner to Mahaboob, no run, fired in
33.4 Moner to Mahaboob, no run
33.3 Moner to Mahaboob, fast and flat, no run
Left-hander to left-hander
New batsman is the hard-hitting Mahaboob Alam. He mght make a few quickly or depart quickly
Sharad Vesawkar c+b Moner Ahmed 3 (17 balls)
FoW 134 for 4 (33.2)
33.2 Moner to Sharad, WICKET, Moner the crafty has Sharad caught and bowled low down in front of him
33.1 Moner to Sharad, no run
End of over 33 (6 runs) Nepal are 134 for 3 after 33 overs
Shakti 51*, Sharad 3*
32.6 Jawaid to Sharad, one run, driven hsrd to mid-wicket
Shakti 51 * off 71 balls (5 fours)
Temporary communications problem - we'll be back ASAP
Nepal scoring at exactly 4 an over. At this rate they'll finish on 200.
End of over 32 Nepal 128 for 3
Moner's second of the day
MAIDEN
31.6 Moner to Sharad, no run
31.5 Moner to Sharad, no run
31.4 Moner to Sharad, no run
Moner sends his fielders back to the deep
31.3 Moner to Shrad, no run, Beaten outside off. Moner can't believe it!
31.2 Moner to Sharad, no run
31.1 Moner to Sharad, no run
End of over 31 (2 runs): Nepal 128 for 3
30.6 Jawaid to Sharad, one run, tickled down to fine leg
30.5 Jawaid to Shakti, one run
30.4 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
30.3 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
30.2 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
30.1 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
End of over 30 (1 run) Nepal 126 for 3
Shakti 46*, Sharad 0*
Jawaid 7-0-37-0
Moner 3-1-2-1
29.6 Moner to Sharad, no run
29.5 Moner to Sharad, no run, forward defensive
29.4 Moner to Sharad, no run. Plenty of turn for Moner herer
29.3 Moner to Sharad, no run
Sharad Vesawkar is the new batsman. One of the best Nepal's had in recent years
FoW 126 for 3 (29.2 overs)
Paras Khadka b Moner Ahmed 1 (11 balls)
We're back just as Nepal lose their third wicket
Apologies for the interruption
28.5 Jawaid to Shakti, one run
28.4 Jawaid to Paras, one run, in the air for a while but safe
28.3 Jawaid to Paras, no run
28.2 Jawaid to Paras, no run
28.1 Jawaid to Shakti, one run
End of over 28 (1 run) Nepal 122 for 2 off 28 overs
27.6 Moner to Paras, floated up, no run
27.5 Moner to Paras, fast and fizzing, no run
27.4 Moner to Paras, no run
27.3 Moner to Paras, no run
27.2 Moner to Paras, no run
27.1 Moner to Shakti, one run
End of over 27 (3 runs) 121 for 2
26.6 Jawaid to Paras, BIG APPEAL, not out. Paras sweeps and misses
26.5 Jawaid to Shakti, one run
26.4 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
New batsman is Paras Khadka, Nepal's captain
Anil Mandal run out 72 (96 balls, eight 4s, three 6s)
Nepal 120 for 2 (26.4 overs)
26.3 Jawaid to Shakti, WICKET, Shakti drives bsck firmly, Jawaid deflects the ball on to the stumps and Anil is run-out
26.2 Jawaid to Anil, one run, comes out to drive to long-on
26.1 Jawaid to Shakti, one run, driven to backward point
End of over 26 Nepal 118 for 1
MAIDEN the first since the sixth over of the innings
25.6 Moner to Anil, no run
25.5 Moner to Anil, no run
25.4 Moner to Anil, no run, bit of turn
25.3 Moner to Anil, no run. Anil beaten by the turn
25.2 Moner to Anil, no run. Two balls righht on the spot first up
25.1 Moner to Anil, no run
New bowler Moner Ahmed replaces Nadeem at the Garden End

Slow left-arm sliders and junk in the nicest sense of the word

Makes things happen
End of over 25 (7 runs) Nepal 118 for 1 off 25 overs
24.6 Jawaid to Anil, one run, driven to mid-on
24.5 Jawaid to Anil, no run. Jawaid fields the drive off his own bowling
24.4 Jawaid to Anil, SIX, Anil likes that spot over mid-wicket!
24.3 Jawaid to Anil, no run
24.2 Jawaid to Anil, no run
24.1 Jawaid to Anil, no run, hit off the back-foot to Moner Ahmed
End of over 24 (5 runs): 111 for 1 off 24 overs
Anil 64*, Shakti 40*
23.6 Nadeem to Shakti, two runs, good running to a drive to long-on
23.5 Nadeem to Anil, one run, hit in the sir wide of the bowler's right hand
23.4 Nadeem to Anil, no run, good ball, Anil beaten
23.3 Nadeem to Shakti, 1 run, swung off one knee to mid-wicket, Nizakat fields
23.2 Nadeem to Anil, one run, scooped over the infield
23.1 Nadeem to Anil, no run
End of over 23 (3 runs) 106 for 1
Anil 62*, Shakti 37*
22.6 Jawaid to Shakti, no run
22.5 Jawaid to Anil, one run, Anil uses his feetr and drives through the off-side gap
22.4 Jawaid to Anil, no run, cut off the back-foot, Irfan fields
22.3 Jawaid to Anil, no run
22.2 Jawaid to Anil, no run
22.1 Jawaid to Anil, 2 runs, driven to deep-extra
End of over 22 Nepal 103 for 1
21.6 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
21.5 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
21.4 Nadeem to Anil, 1 run
21.3 Nadeem to Anil, no run, Anil drives ball drops just short of gully
21.2 Nadeem to Anil, no run
100-partnership off 126 balls
21.1 Nadeem to Anil, two runs, swept
Nepal well on course for theor 250 target

Hong Kong will be hoping their spinners start taking wickets
End of over 21: Nepal 100 for 1 off 21 overs
Anil 56*, Shakti 37*
20.6 Jawaid to Sahakti, no run
Nepal 100 off 125 balls
20.5 Jawaid to Anil, one run, drven to long-off by Anil
20.4 Jawaid to Anil, no run, tossed up outside off, plays and misses
20.3 Jawaid to Shakti, 1 run, driven to point
20.2 Jawaid to Shakti , no run
20.1 Jawaid to Anil, 3 runs, driven to deep extra, Nadeem firelds
End of over 20 (4 runs) Nepal 95 for 1
19.6 Nadeem to Shaktri, no run, floated up wide off off
19.5 Nadeem to Shaktri, no run
19.4 Nadeem to Shaktri, no run
19.3 Nadeem to Shaktri, no run
19.2 Nadeem to Shaktri, no run
19.1 Nadeem to Shakti FOUR, swept to square leg
End of over 19 (12 runs) Nepal 91 for 1
18.6 Jawaid to Anil , no run
This hit went wider of mid-wicket
18.5 Jawaid to Anil, SIX, 5o for Anil off 65 balls
18.4 Jawaid to Anil, SIX, first of the day, Goes right over Aizaz mid-wicket who gets a hand on it as he arches back over the rope
18.3 Jawaid to Anil, no run, stumping attempted by Waqas Barkat
18.2 Jawaid to Anil, no run
18.1 Jawaid to Anil, no run
End of over 18 (2 runs) Nepal 79 for 1
DRINKS
Anil 40-*, Shakti 32*
Jawaid 1-0-4-0
Nadeem 3-0-9-0
17.6 Nadeem to Shakti , no run
17.5 Nadeem to Shakti, 2 runs, false stroke from Shakti, beatenin the flight by Nadeem but the drive gors over mid-off safely. Moner fields
17.4 Nadeem to Shakti, no run, right in ther blockhole, Shakti defends
17.3 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
17.2 Nadeem to Shakti, 2 runs, flicked down to backward square, Nixakat fields
17.1 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
End of over 17 (4 runs) Nepal: 75 for 1
Anil 40*, Shakti 28*
16.6 Jawaid to Anil, no run, Anil can't beat the field
16.5 Jawaid to Anil, no run, slower and teasing the batsman
16.4 Jawaid to Anil, no run
16.3 Jawaid to Anil, faster, flatter FOUR, Anil flays through mid-off
16.2 Jawaid to Anil, no run, tossed up, Anil defends
16.1 Jawaid to Anil, no run, driven hard to point
Spread-out field now, two on the leg-side boundary
Jawaid Iqbal (OB) replaces Asif at the Road End
End of over 16 (2 runs), Nepal 71 for 1
15.6 Nadeem to Shakti, 2 runs, short outside off and Shakti cuts, Jawaid runs back
15.5 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
Nadeem trying some variations of pace here
15.4 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
15.3 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
15.2 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
15.1 Nadeem to Shakti, no run
End of over 15 (4 runs): Nepal: 69 for 1 off 15 overs
Anil 36*, Shakti 26*
14.6 Asif to Anil, FOUR, Asif changes the formula, bowls one short and Anil helps himself to four through square leg
14.5 Asif to Anil, no run, a succession of full-pitched deliveries on off-stump driven to mid-off
14.4 Asif to Anil, no run, a succession of full-pitched deliveries on off-stump driven to mid-off
14.3 Asif to Anil, no run
14.2 Asif to Anil, no run
14.1 Asif to Anil, no run
End of over 14 (3 runs) Nepal 65 for 1
Anil 32*, Shakti 26*
13.6 Nadeem to Shakti, no run, floated up, played to short-extra
13.5 Nadeem to Anil, one run, driven to long-on, Irfan. Nadeem putting plenty of revs on the ball
13.4 Nadeem to Anil, no run
13.3 Nadeem to Anil, no run, driven firmly to mid-on. Irfan stops
13.2 Nadeem to Anil, no run, Anil beaten by the turn to off
13.2 Nadeem to Anil, WIDE, Anil tries to sweep the leg-side delivery
13.1 Nadeem to Anil, no run, bit of turn in evidence already
13.1 Nadeem to Anil, WIDE
Nadeem Ahmed SLA comes on from the Garden End

Batting Powerplay stil on
End of over 13 (4 runs) Nepal 62 for 1
Anil 31*, Shakti 26*
Asif 2-0-9-0
Irfan 6-1-28-0
12.6 Asif to Shakti, Asif tries the same again, no run
12.5 Asif to Shakti, Asif almost gets through with a full-pitched delivery
12.4 Asif to Shakti, no run
12.3 Asif to Shakti, no run
12.2 Asif to Shakti, FOUR, class in a glass, Shakti punches a drive through cover all along the ground
12.1 Asif to Shakti, no run
End of over 12 (8 runs): Nepal 56 for 1
11.6 Irfan to Anil, slower, Anil waits and plays it cover
11.5 Irfan to Anil, no run
11.4 Irfan to Anil, no run
11.3 Irfan to Anil, 4 runs, ALL RUN, driven over the infield, Moner Dar runs back to the mid-off boundary
50-partnership between Anil and Shakti off 55 balls
11.2 Irfan to Anil, FOUR, top shot, through cover
11.1 Irfan to Anil, no run
End of over 11: Nepal are 50 for 1
10.6 Asif to Shakti, FOUR, slashed in the air through point, Nadeem couldn't get his hands on it
10.5 Asif to Shakti, no run, batsman swings and misses, Waqas standing up doesn't take cleanly
10.4 Asif to Shakti, no run
10.3 Asif to Shakti, no run
10.3 Asif to Shakti, WIDE
10.2 Asif to Shakti, no run
10.1 Asif to Shakti, no run
Asif Khan fast medium, right-arm, replaces Aizaz at the Rose End
End of over 10: Nepal 45 for 1
Anil 23*, Shakti 18*
Aizaz 5-0-25-1
Irfan 5-1-20-0
9.6 Irfan to Anil, FOUR, faster through the air, faster off the bat, Anil slashes over point, Asif Khan jumps high but it's two feet above him
9.5 Irfan to Anil, no run, played to point on the up
9.4 Irfan to Anil. no run, Irfan faster with every delivery
9.3 Irfan to Anil. no run, plyed to mid-on
9.2 Irfan to Anil. no run
9.1 Irfan to Anil. no run, Irfan making Anil hurry
End of over 9: Nepal 41 for 1
Anil 19*, Shakti 18*
8.6 Aizaz to Anil, one run, to midwicket
8.5 Aizaz to Anil, two runs, another leg-side delivery driven to mid-on, Jawaid fields again
8.5 Aizaz to Shakti, two runs off a leg-side wide and a keeper miss-take
8.4 Aizaz to Shakti, no run
8.3 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, Shakti has to hurry his shot to mid-on a little
8.2 Aizaz to Shakti, two run, Aizaz straying on to leg-stump again, Shakti tucks in
8.1 Aizaz to Shakti, no run
Aizaz to continue from the Road End
End of over 8: Nepal 34 for 1
Anil 16*, Shakti 16*
Aizaz 4-0-18-1
Irfan 4-1-16-0
7.6 Irfan to Anil, no run, driven on the up to cover
7.5 Irfan to Anil, no run, ball climbing off a length into ANil's body, elbow high and kept down
7.4 Irfan to Anil, no run, Anil tries a big drive to a half-volley, doesn't connect
7.3 Irfan to Anil, no run
7.2 Irfan to Shakti, 3 runs, driven square through point, Iqbal Jawaid comes round from third man
7.1 Irfan to Anil, one run, snicked through slip down to third man
(vacant slip)
End of over 7: Nepal 29 for 1
Anil 16*, Shakti 11*
Aizaz 4-018-1
Irfan 3-1-11-0
Apologies for the temporay loss of communication
6.3 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, length ball kept out
6.2 Aizaz to Shakti, FOUR, leg-stump half-volley, caressed through square leg

Lots of class from Shakti
6.1 Aizaz to Shakti, no run
End of over 6: Nepal 20 for 1
Irfan s bit slingier in his action than before and just a little bit slower thsan the 143 kph he was clocked at during the U/19 World Cup this year but still pretty sharp
MAIDEN
5.6 Irfan to Anil, no run
5.5 Irfan to Anil, no run, Irfan and Anil's good contest. like a dentist to a someone who doesn't want to open their mouth...

...unless they absolutely have to
5.4 Irfan to Anil, no run, good ball, Anil keeps it out well, Irfan parries in his floow-through
5.3 Irfan to Anil,no run, bat on ball to cover
5.2 Irfan to Anil, no run, wide off-stump, hint of away movement, Anil not tempted
5.1 Irfan to Anil, no run
End of over 5: Nepal 20 for 1
4.6 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, off-stump delivery played to mid-off
4.5 Aizaz to Shakti, FOUR, "too easy" says Niren Mukherjee as Shakti creams a half-volley through cover
4.4 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, off-stump delivery played to mid-off
4.3 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, wide off off-stump, Shakti tempted to flash for a moment
4.2 Aizaz to Shakti, no runb, fullish delivery on off-stump, played back to the bowler
4.1 Aizaz to Shakti, two runs, driven to the cover-sweeper
End of over 4: Nepal 14 for 1
Anil 8*, Shakti 4*
Good contest building
3.6 Irfan to Anil, no run
3.5 Irfan to Anil, FOUR, Anil Mandal's a pretty good plyer too. Top shot, on the up through cover
3.4 Irfan to Anil, no run, textbook line and length from Irfan
3.3 Irfan to Anil, no run, Irfan's found his mojo. Anil happy to defend
3.2 Irfan to Anil, no run. irfan hitting the bat hard as he pitches on a length
3.1 Irfan to Anil, no run
End of over 3: Nepal 10 for 1
Anil 4*, Shakti 4*
Aizaz hust that little bit too qucik for the Nepal i batsmen so far. Keeping the ball right up to the bat
2.6 Aizaz to Shakti, no run
2.5 Aizaz to Shakti, no run
2.4 Aizaz to Shakti, APPEAL, Shalti late on the shot, but not lbw
2.3 Aizaz to Anil, one run, driven to long-on
2.2 Aizaz to Anil, APPEAL, not out, Aizaz beating the batsman for pace, an inside edge saving Anil
2.1 Aizaz to Anil, no run, right on the money and a good ball is kept out well
End of over 2: Nepal 9 for 1
Anil 3*, Shakti 4*
1.6 Irfan to Shakti, FOUR, straying down leg and Shakti's off the mark with a tickle to fine leg
1.5 Irfan to Shakti, no run, taken on the pads
1.4 Irfan to Anil, one run, fast and yorker length, skewed down to third man
1.3 Irfan to Anil, 2 runs,full ball played through square
1.2 Irfan to Anil, same as before
1.1 Irfan to Anil Mandal, no run, on a length
Irfan Ahmed to open from the Garden End
End of the over: Nepal 2 for 1
0.6 Aizaz to Shakti, no run, outswinger, left alone
New batsman is Shakti Gauchan
0.5 Aizaz to Mahesh, OUT, full and fast and umpire Younus has no hesitation, in sending Mahesh on his way lbw
0.4 Aizaz to Mahesh, full ball, fast, kept out by Mahesh, no run
0.3 Aizaz to Mahesh, wide off off-stump, left alone no run
0.2 Aizaz to Mahesh, 2 runs, snicked along the ground to wide third man, Irfan Ahmed comes round
0.1 Aizaz to Mahesh, wide outside off, left alone, no run
Aizaz Khan will open the bowling from the Road End, to Mahesh Chhetri.
Hong Kong are without their captain Najeeb Amar too, still at the airport for the second day in a row.
Nepal are without Vice-captain Gyannendra Malla who has fallen victim to Kuwait's extremely strict visa regulations - a mis-spelling on the original form costing him a trip to Kuwait.

Welcome to our coverage of Hong Kong v Nepal, on Day 1 of the 2010 ACC Trophy Elite from Kuwait

Temperature already in the high 20s, but fortunately there's a mild breeze blowing from one side of the ground to the other which is going to help the players and the rest of us.

The toss happened a few minutes ago, Nepal's captain Paras Khadka called corre4ctly and Nepal will bat.

"We're looking for 240-250. it's a good track but the outfiled's terrible!", says Paras.


 
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