Nepal secured victory by sharing an unbeaten 129-run partnership, with Paudel scoring 51 runs and Airee contributing 34 runs.
Oct 18 Kathmandu. Nepal made a promising start in the triangular series by defeating the UAE by 7 wickets.
In the cricket field of Mulpani, the UAE set a target of 141 runs, which Nepal achieved with captain Rohit Kumar Paudel's half-century and 3 wickets taken in 18.5 overs. Nepal secured victory by sharing an unbeaten 129-run partnership, with Paudel scoring 51 runs and Airee contributing 34 runs.
Before this, UAE had set a target of 140 runs, aided by Vriitya Aravind's half-century in 20 overs, losing 7 wickets. Their start was not great, as debutant wicketkeeper Khaliq Shah was out on the last ball of the first over, and Alishan Sharafu was out for just 6 runs.
UAE managed to score 140 runs, losing 4 wickets, with Vriitya Aravind and Vasil Hamid making an effort. Both shared a 56-run partnership for the fifth wicket. Nasir was out for 32 runs. Afterward, in the last over of their innings, Hamid completed his half-century just before getting out. He scored 50 runs in 36 balls. Asif Khan scored 12 runs, while others couldn't contribute significantly.
For Nepal, Karan KC took the most wickets with 3, while Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, and Abinash Bohora took 2 wickets each, and 1 wicket was taken by Abhinash Bohora.