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UAE shatter Nepal’s Asia Cup dream

UAE shatter Nepal’s Asia Cup dream

Nepal’s dream of playing in the Asia Cup has been shattered for the second time.

In the semi-finals of the ACC Premier Cup today, the UAE defeated Nepal by six wickets.

Nepal’s leading batsmen could not perform well in front of the defending champion.

The UAE achieved the target of 120 runs set by Nepal in 17. 2 over losing four wickets.

Alishan Sarafu scored unbeaten 55 runs for the UAE. Similarly, Bishnu Sukumuran made 28, Syed Hyder 14 and Mohammad Wasim and Asif Khan contributed 10 runs each.

Gulsan Jha claimed two wickets while Sompal Kami and Lalit Rajbansi took one wicket each for Nepal.

Earlier, Nepal, who were invited to bat first after losing the toss, scored 119 runs losing all the wickets.

Sandeep Jora scored highest 50 runs for Nepal. Likewise, Gulsan Jha and Karan KC made 20 and 17 runs respectively. The other batters failed to score in double digit.

Nepal were undefeated in the group stage match. Nepal thrashed Malaysia, Qatar, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.