Nepal enters T20 World Cup Qualifiers semi-finals, hammers Canada by eight wickets

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Kathmandu: Nepal has entered the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers on Monday defeating Canada by eight wickets.

Nepal achieved the 81 runs target set by Canada in 14.1 overs losing only two wickets. Opener Kushal Bhurtel scored not out 34 runs for Nepal hitting three fours. Dipendra Singh Airee made 27 runs. Kaleem Sana and Salman Nazar of Canada took one wicket each.

Earlier, Canada managed to get only 80 runs on the board losing all wickets in 15 overs, courtesy of an impressive and disciplined performance by Nepali bowlers. Sandeep Lamichhane grabbed three wickets giving away only 12 runs in his four-over bowling spell. Kamal Airee and Abinash Bohara took two wickets each.

Tailenders Dillon Heyliger and Salman Nazar of Canada made 24 and 10 runs respectively. No other batsmen managed to score in double-digit.

The match was played at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket in Oman.

Nepal will play against the United Arab Emirates in the semi-finals.