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Nepal enters Semi-Final

Nepal defeated Vanuatu by 137 runs to enter the semi-finals of the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 Tournament at the Victoria College in Jersey today.
Put into bat first, Nepal accumulated 220-9 in 46 overs before restricting Vanuatu for 83 runs in 32.1 overs. Mahesh Chhetri scored a half century, while Mehboob Alam cracked 34 and Basanta Regmi took two wickets as Nepal registered their fourth consecutive victory in Group A to accumulate eight points.
Opener Chhetri top-scored with 65 off 112 balls, while his opening partner Paresh Lohani fell for 28. Alam scored a quick fire 34 off just 19 balls, Sharad Vesawkar made 46-ball 20 and Basanta Regmi remained unbeaten on 19 off 22 balls.
Gyanendra Malla scored 17-ball 12 while Paras Khadka contributed 11 runs facing just six balls. Shakti Gauchan made five, Dhirendra Chand four, skipper Binod Das one and Sanjam Regmi was not out on one. Manu Nimoho took 3-53 for Vanuatu.
Regmi claimed two wickets giving away eight runs in his two-over spell, while skipper Binod Das, Mehboob Alam, vice captain Paras Khadka, Dhirendra Chand and Sanjam Regmi took one wicket each.
Nepal’s performance in the tournament has been impressive so far. Nepal registered a seven-wicket victory over Germany, routed Mozambique by 219 runs and defeated Norway by 108 runs. Nepali pace bowler Mehboob Alam made history in the tournament taking all 10 wickets against Mozambique.
Meanwhile, the USA also entered the last four from Group A, while Jersey made it to the semi-finals from Group B.
The USA outplayed Germany by six wickets to register their fourth victory. Chasing the target of 105 set by Germany, the USA reached 107-4 in 28.1 overs.
In Group B, Jersey beat Botswana by seven wickets. Botswana were all out for 66 runs in 39.3 overs and the hosts reached the victory target losing three wickets in 15.2 overs.
In other matches, Singapore beat Afghanistan by 69 runs and Mozambique beat Norway by three wickets. Afghanistan were all out for a paltry 76 runs in 20.2 over chasing Singapore’s 145 all out in 29.3 overs. Norway were bowled out for 110 in 33.2 overs and Mozambique scored 111-7 in 33.1 overs.

Nepal prove too strong for Norway

   Nepal proved much too    strong for    Norway    at    Farmers Field on Monday,    and their    108-run victory    virtually    guaranteed them    a place in Friday’s    semi-   finals. with the    Nepalese    on    73 for five,    it seemed    as if Norway    might bowl    themselves    into a    winning    position    against one of   the    fancied sides in the    tournament.The   start was    delayed for    three-  quarters    of an    hour after    more heavy overnight rain had soaked the    outfield and seepage had    created a wet spot at one    end of the pitch, and    Norwegian skipper Shahid    Ahmed gave his side an    early advantage by winning the toss and inviting Nepal to bat. It was a good toss to win, and Ahmed Bhatti soon showed that he had learned something from Sunday’s experience against the USA by testing the Nepalese openers with some aggressive seam bowling. >> more

Alam creates history

   Left-arm seamer Mahaboob    Alam    produced an    extraordinary    record- breaaking    performance    at    Grainville on    Sunday, taking    all    ten    wickets at a cost of 12    runs    as Mozambique were    bowled    out    for 19 in 14.5 overs.

It was the first ten-wicket haul in an associates/affiliates international, and overtakes the previous best analysis, Deubu Eliaba's nine for 16 for the Cook Islands against New Caledonia at Apia in 2002. >> more

Nepal crushed Germany

  They wrecked the German    innings bowled it out for 69    in 39.4 overs. Nepal    achieved the target in 20.2    overs with Mahesh Chhetri    remaining unbeaten on 23.
   Man-of-the-match Basanta    finished with an impressive    figure of 5.5-4-4-3 while    new-ball bowler Mehboob,   who bowled through his   10-   over spell, got three   wickets for 24 runs. >> more