UAE set 172 runs target for Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal has received a target of 172 runs from United Arab Emirates in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers warm-up match being played in Kwekwe Sports Club's cricket ground, Zimbabwe. UAE chose to bat after winning the toss and scored a total of 171 in 28.5 overs in the match that was reduced to 29 overs.

Opener Ashfaq Ahmed top-scored for UAE with 67-ball 42 while Adnan Mufti and Ghulam Shabber were two other notable contributors with 37 and 32 runs respectively. Likewise, Shaiman Amwar made 16 runs facing 10 deliveries.

Lalit Bhandari was pick of the Nepali bowling as he took four wickets and he was supported by Karan KC who added three wickets. Similarly, Lalit Rajbanshi claimed two wickets whereas skipper Paras Khadka added one.