In their last match of ICC T20 World Cup Global Qualifier, Canada has given a target of 81 runs to Nepal.
For Nepal, Kamal Singh Airee and Abinash Bohara took two wickets each while Kushal Malla got one.
Captain Sandeep Lamichhane was the top wicket taker with three wickets.
Dillon Heyliger scored the most runs for Canada. Facing 22 balls, he contributed 24 runs with the help of one four and two sixes.
In the match being played at Al Amerat Cricket Stadium, Nepal lost the toss and was invited to field first.
Nepal’s first success came through Kamal Singh Airee.
In the fifth ball of the first over of the game, Airee caught Matthew Sppors through Kushal Bhurtel.
Airee himself delivered the second success for Nepal.
In the third ball of the fourth over, Canada’s skipper Navneet Dhaliwal was returned to the pavilion for 18 runs.
In the second ball of the fifth over, Nepal got the third wicket.
Abinash Bohara forced Rayyan Pathan to leave the crease for 14 runs.
Pathan was run out by Kamal Singh Airee.
In the last ball of the same over, Ravinderpal Singh was caught out by wicketkeeper Ashif Sheikh and it was Bohara who gave Nepal its fourth victory.
In the last ball of the seventh over, Nepal captain Sandeep Lamichhane caught Hamza Tariq in lbw.
Facing five balls, Tariq managed to add only one run.
Dipendra Singh Airee gave Nepal its sixth success.
He came to bowl the eighth over of the game and took the wicket of Saad Bin Zafar.
He was run out by Kamal Singh Airee and wicketkeeper Ashif Sheikh jointly.
Kaleem was dismissed as Canada’s seventh wicket. He was caught out by captain Lamichhane through Kushal Malla.
Kushal Malla gave the eighth success to Nepal. He lured Harsh Thaker to the LBW.
Before being dismissed, Thaker faced four balls and added only two runs.
Junaid Siddiqui was returned to the pavilion by captain Lamichhane for the ninth wicket.
Siddiqui was caught by wicket keeper Ashif Sheikh and forced to leave the crease.
Against Nepal, Canada’s 7 batsmen could not score a double digit run.
Ravinderpal Singh, Hamza Tariq and Kaleem Sana returned to the pavilion with one run each.
Saad Bin Zafar, Hardh Thaker and Junaid Siddiqui scored two runs each.
Rayyan Pathan and Navneet Dhaliwal made 14 and 18 respectively before returning to the pavilion.
Dillon Heyliger and Salman Nazar, who came to bat at number ten, tried to handle Canada’s innings.
But after Abinash Bohara caught the Nazar for 10 runs, Canada was all out for just 80 runs.
If Nepal wins the match against Canada, it will be the winner of Group B of the Global Qualifiers and will play the runner-up of Group A in the semi-final against UAE.
Nepal is at the top of the table with four points from two games.
Following Nepal, Canada and Oman are in second and third place respectively.
Ireland who is at the top of sub-group B of group A of the global qualifiers and UAE, the second place holder are the first two countries to reach the semifinals.