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Nepal lose to Afghanistan
Afghanistan defeated Nepal by 37 runs in the semi-final of the ICC World Cricket League Division-V Tournament dashing Nepal’s hopes of playing the 2011 World Cup.
The star of Afghanistan ’s victory was Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil who scored a priceless 48 from 64 balls with three fours in his team’s 142 all out in 49.3 overs and then returned figures of 6-0-15-2 as Nepal was bowled out for 105.
Electing to bat first in overcast conditions, Afghanistan made a confident start but collapsed from 26-0 to 40-4 in a space of 10.4 overs before Mohammad Stanikzai (18) and Nabi held the innings together with a 43-run fifth-wicket partnership off 72 balls.
After the departure of Stanikzai with the score at 83, Nabi added another 26 runs for the sixth wicket with Rais Ahmadzai (22). But when Nabi became the sixth batsman out at the score of 119, the last four Afghanistan wickets could add only 23 runs in 37 balls to be dismissed for 142. For Nepal , Shakti Prasad Gauchan and Besant Regmi bowled well and shared six wickets between them while captain Binod Kumar Das took 2-20.
In reply, Nepal ’s innings never got going after it lost opener Paresh Lohani on the second ball before it slumped to 72-7 in 33 overs. The last three wickets offered some resistance but it was not enough to guide Nepal home and it was bowled out for 105 with 25 balls remaining.
Afghanistan ’s fast bowler Dawlat Ahmadzai was the destroyer of Nepal ’s top order and finished with figures of 10-3-18-3 while Hamid Hassan (2-12), Abed Gul (2-13) and Nabi Eisakhil (2-15) also bowled well in favourable conditions.


Score in brief:
Afghanistan 142 all out, 49.3 overs (Mohammad Nabi Eisakhil 48, Rais Ahmadzai 22; Shakti Prasad Gauchan 3-12, Basant Regmi 3-30, Binod Kumar Das 2-20)
Nepal 105, 45.5 overs (Dawlat Ahmadzai 3-18, Hamid Hassan 2-12, Gul Abed 2-13, Nabi Eisakhil 2-15)

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