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Thursday, 8 December 2011

Nepal advances to ACC T20 semifinal

Nepal reached the semi-finals of ACC Twenty-20 Cricket Championship and also qualified for the World Twenty-20 World Cup qualifiers to be held in Sri Lanka in 2012 after Saudi Arabia was handed a 53-runs defeat by UAE.

The condition for Nepal to qualify was Saudi Arabia should win the game against UAE or UAE should defeat Saudi Arabia by 70 or more runs or be victorious, chasing inside the 13th over.

Saudi Arabia was all out for 115 in 19.2 overs chasing a huge 169-runs target set by UAE. Saudi Arabia displayed an improved performance in their defeat which ensured a semi-final berth for Nepal.
Vikrant Shetty scored 63 runs for UAE to help his country post a huge total. His smashed three boundaries and four sixes in his 35-ball knock. Rizwan Qayyum took four wickets for Saudi Arabia. 

Saudi Arabia lost early wickets and could not give build a good partnership as their wickets kept falling.

Hammad Saeed’s 63 runs off 38 balls w
ent in vain, as the team was all out in 115 runs, 54 runs short of victory.

Khurram Khan and Rohan Mustafa took three wickets each for UAE.

Nepal will now play against Afghanistan in the semi-finals.

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