• ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, qualifying play-offs

Nepal through to ICC World T20

ESPNcricinfo staff
November 27, 2013

Nepal 144 for 5 (Khadka 46, Malla 30) beat Hong Kong 143 for 8 (Mukhiya 3-32, Karn 2-28) by five wickets
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Jitendra Mukhiya picked up three wickets for Nepal © ICC

Nepal joined Afghanistan and Ireland to become the third team to qualify for the World T20 2014 in Bangladesh with a last-ball win against Hong Kong in Abu Dhabi. It's the first time Nepal will be heading to a global event.

Nepal entered the final over needing 13 to win and Sharad Vesawkar swung a six down the ground followed by an inside-edged four through fine leg. Vesawkar was back on strike to face the final delivery with scores level and pierced a packed ring through extra cover to send Nepal through to Bangladesh with a five-wicket win.

UAE 117 for 8 (Khurram 32, Malik 4-17) beat Netherlands 107 for 9 (Aziz 3-21) by 10 runs
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UAE became the fourth team to seal their spot in the World Twenty20 2014, successfully defending 117 against Netherlands in Abu Dhabi. Netherlands will have another go at qualifying on Thursday, playing Scotland - who won the previous match between these teams in the tournament - j for one of the two remaining open spots.

The total of 117 initially looked well below par, but the Netherlands got off to a nervy start and never looked comfortable at any point in their chase. Stephan Myburgh took nine balls to get off the mark - he did by hitting a six over midwicket - then perished two balls later to Manjula Guruge in the same region. Swart returned the favour from UAE's poor running between the wickets in the first innings when he went for a suicidal run in the ring.

Scotland 126 for 3 (MacLeod 56, Berrington 52) beat Italy 125 for 8 (Northcote 46, Carter 2-26, Sharif 2-19) by seven wickets

Papua New Guinea 145 for 4 (Jones 36, Ura 34) beat Namibia 120 (Williams 42, Raho 3-10) by 25 runs

The Papua New Guinea bowlers, led by Pipi Raho, kept the team's chances of qualifying for the ICC World T20 in Bangladesh alive with a convincing 25-run win against Namibia, who were eliminated from the race. PNG will now meet Hong Kong on November 28, the winner of the match going through to the world event in Bangladesh.

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