World Twenty20 qualifiers: Nepal stun Afghanistan by 9 runs at Chittagong

Updated: 20 March 2014 18:45 IST

Subash Khakurel's maiden fifty followed by a spirited effort in the field gave Nepal a memorable win over Afghanistan.

Subash Khakurel hit a maiden half-century Thursday to help Nepal notch its second victory in the World Twenty20 with a nine-run win over Afghanistan. (Scorecard)

Khakurel struck 56 off 53 balls as Nepal scored 141-5. Nepal bowlers, complimented by solid fielding, left Afghanistan scampering at the outset and eventually restricted them to 132-8.

Apart from Khakurel's 56, Sharad Vesawkar scored 37 off 32 while Gyanendra Malla made 22.

Shapoor Zadran took 2-19 for Afghanistan.

Jitendra Mukhiya triggered a collapse in Afghanistan batting, claiming 3-18. He was aided by Shakti Gauchan, who had figures of 2-25.

For Afghanistan, Asghar Stanikzai was the highest scorer with 49. Shafiqullah made 36.

Topics : Cricket
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