No boring match reports! Just the most important info about the second match of the ICC World T20 2014, between Nepal and Hong Kong.

ICC World T20 | First Round – Match 2 | Nepal Vs Hong Kong

Mini Score Card

TossHong Kong who elected to bowl first

T20I Debutes: None of the players from both the teams have ever played T20Is before this match hence everyone played the game made their T20I debuts.

From Hong Kong: Aizaz Khan, JJ Atkinson, Babar Hayat, MS Chapman,  Haseeb Amjad, Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Najeeb Amar, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Barkat.

From Nepal: B Bhandari, NB Budayair, SP Gauchan, P Khadka, SP Khakurel, G Mall, J Mukhiya, B Regmi, Sagar Pun, Sompal Kami, S Vesawkar

Match Info

Nepal 149/8 (20) – Gyandendra Malla 48 (41) | P Khadka 41 (37) | Haseeb Amjad 3/25

Hong Kong 69 All Out (17) – Babar Hayat 20 (25) | SP Gauchan 3/9 | B Regmi 3/14

Result: Nepal won by 80 runs

Points: Nepal 2, Hong Kong 0

Man of the Match: SP Gauchan

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) | Rod Tucker (Australia) | Paul Reiffel (3rd– Australia) | S. Ravi (India-Reserve)

Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (India)

How they played the game

Power PlaysNepal – 44 runs, 2 wickets | Hong Kong 35 runs, 2 wickets

First 50 runsNepal 47 balls, Hong Kong 58 balls

First 100 runsNepal 87 balls

Best Partnership:

Nepal: 80 from 67 balls | Contributors: Paras Khadka 41 (37) and Gyanendra Malla 30 (30)

Hong Kong: 28 from 28 balls | Contributors: Waqas Barkat 16 (15) and Babar Hayat 12 (13)

Important facts about the match:

  • This is the first time in five years an associate member has won a match in ICC World T20.
  • Last time in 1999 ICC World Cup an associate member, Ireland tasted the victory by defeating Bangladesh.
  • Previously Nepal had beaten Hong Kong twice in any T20 game, last time in the qualifying tournament in Abu Dhabi when they beat Hong Kong on the very last ball.
  • All 22 players involved in the match made their T20I debut. NP Budayair and Sompal Kami of Nepal made their T20 debuts.
  • Five wickets in five balls: Nepal lost their last 4 wickets in 4 balls Hong Kong then lost a wicket off the first ball

In the picture: Shakti Gunchan (Nepal). 

Pic Courtesy: ESPN-Cricinfo 

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