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.