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UAE defeats Nepal by six wickets in semi-final match

Kathmandu, April 19: United Arab Emirates has defeated Nepal by six wickets in the first semi-final match held today under the ACC Men’s Premier Cup T-20 Cricket.

With this victory, UAE has entered final. It will face the winner of next semifinal match to be held today itself. Oman and Hong Kong are playing the next semi-final match. In the match held at Al-Amerat Cricket Ground of Oman, invited to bat first after losing the toss, Nepal had posted a target of 120 runs before UAE. In response, UAE met the target in 17.2 overs losing four wickets. Alishan Sharafu gathered 55 runs in 41 balls for UAE.

Similarly, Vishnu Sukumaran made 28 runs, Syed Haider 14 runs, Muhammad Waseem 11 runs, Asif Khan 10 runs. Nepal’s Gulsan Jha took two wickets while Sompal Kami and lalit Rajbanshi one wicket each. Nepal made only 119 runs in 20 overs losing all wickets. Sandeep Jora made the highest 50 runs for Nepal, Gulsan Jha 20 runs, and Karan KC 17 runs while other batters could not collect double digit runs in the match.

Likewise, Junaid Siddique, Ali Naseer, Aayan Afzal Khan and Muhammad Farooq took one wicket each. Nepal had entered semi-final as the winner of Group ‘A’ while UAE runner-up team of Group ‘B’. Nepal had won all four group-wise matches.