With a striking and unbeatable performance, Karan hit four sixers in scoring 42 runs in just 31 balls, thus driving the team to success at the nick of the moment. A wide ball then meant sure that the scores were leveled.
The win puts Nepal into an all-important ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers to be held in Zimbabwe next month where more opportunities in global cricket lie in wait for them. Nepal finishes in at the top of the table with 8 points. The top two teams in the qualifier will qualify to play the World Cup.
The defeat for Canada was heartbreaking as they slipped to third place behind the UAE on a poor net run rate. It was jubilation for Nepal and UAE and heartbreak for Canada and Namibia. Dilip Nath (41) and Rohit Paudel (27) had chipped in with valuable runs earlier in the innings, as the stand out Canadian bowler Cecil Pervez took three wickets 41 runs.
Sent in to bat, UAE scored 247 for six wickets off their 50 overs, while Namibia fell short by 19 runs, reaching 228 all out with two balls to spare.
While Nepal is to face Papua New Guinea, Ireland, the Netherlands and two-time World Cup victor West Indies in the Group B qualifier round, the UAE will be facing Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Scotland and Hong Kong in the Group B qualifier.
In a rain-affected game Oman managed to secure the winning runs with five balls to spare as they won by two wickets. Being a part of ICC World Cricket League Division 2, Nepal were in a do-or-die battle against a resilient Canadian team.