Nepal’s dream to play World Cup T20 comes true

Kathmandu: In what appeared to be a news to celebrate for Nepal, the country has secured a berth in the ICC T20 World Cup slated to be held in Bangladesh next year.
Nepal defeated Hongkong by 5 wickets today in the qualifier match held in Abu Dhabi today to become the third team to qualify for ICC T20 World Cup 2014 after Afghanistan and Ireland.

In today’s match played at the Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abudhabi of UAE, Nepal defeated Hong Kong by 5 wickets to make its maiden trip to any form of world cup tournament.
Nepal won the toss today and put Hong Kong to bat first, restricting it to 143 runs in the stipulated 20 overs at the loss of seven wickets.
Jitendra Mukhiya took 3 wickets while Avinash Karna took 2 wickets and captain Paras Khadka took one wicket.
In reply, Nepal surpassed the Hong Kong total in the last ball of its innings, with Sharad Veswakar hitting the winning run.
Earlier, captain Khadka’s 46 runs in 39 balls and Vice-captain Gyanendra Malla’s 30 in 27 balls had laid the foundation for the final over onslaught. Nepal had to score 13 runs in the last ball but Veswakar made a confident start with a six and a four, and three more singles realized Nepal’s 17 years long dream.