Nepal lose

Kathmandu, October 30:

Nepal lost the second straight match at the ACC Twenty20 Cup cricket tournament in Kuwait with a six-wicket defeat against Afghanistan today.

Nepal scored 121/7 and Afghanistan chased the total losing four wickets in 18.5 overs. The loss put Nepal in danger of early exit with two points from three matches. Oman qualified for the semi-finals with six points, while Qatar and Afghanistan have four points each.

Paresh Lohani scored 45, Gyanendra Malla hit 34 and Basanta Regmi contributed 14 for Nepal.

In reply, Nowroz Mangal hit an unbeaten 66

and Sami Ullah made not out 18 for Afghanistan. Nepal skipper Binod Das took 2-32. Nepal will take on Oman in the last match on Wednesday.