Batting first after winning the toss, the visitors scored 242-9, courtesy Gyanendra Malla (44 of 61) and Rohit Paudel (55 of 58). For the hosts, Amir Hayat (3-41) and Imran Haider (3-54) were the picks of bowlers.
Coming to chase, UAE were bowled out for a paltry 97 in 19.3 overs in front of Sompal Kami’s fifer and Sandeep Lamichhane’s 4-24 in a spell of four overs. Sompal Kami, who finished with 5-33, blew UAE’s top order and reduced them to 29-4 after which Sandeep Lamicchane too joined him.
UAE vs Nepal Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – G Shabber
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar, Chirag Suri, Ashfaq Ahmed, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Usman
All-rounder – Fahad Nawaz
Bowlers – Amir Hayat, Imran Haider, Mohammad Naveed, Zahoor Khan
Wicket-keeper – B Bhandari
Batsmen – Aarif Sheikh, G Malla
All-rounder – P Khadka, DS Ariree, Sompal Kami, P Sarraf
Bowlers – S Lamichhane, Rohit Paudel, Karan KC, LN Rajbansi
UAE vs Nepal Squads:
Mohammed Naveed (c), Abdul Shakoor, Sultan Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Ghulam Shabber, Zahoor Khan, Ashfaq Ahmed, Mohammed Boota, Imran Haider, Tahir Mughal, Amir Hayat, Qadeer Ahmed, Fahad Nawaz, Shaiman Anwar, Mohamed Usman (vc), CP Rizwan
Paras Khadka (c), Avinash Bohara, Dipendra Singh Airee, Basant Regmi, Gyanendra Malla, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Pawan Sarraf, Pradeep Airee, Binod Bhandari, Sundeep Jora, Rohit Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Aarif Sheikh