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Thrilling win takes Nepal to World Cup Qualifiers

Press Trust of India  |  Windhoek (Namibia) 

secured a historic entry into the upcoming qualifiers with a sensational last-ball one-wicket win over in the ICC World League Division Two here today.

Chasing a modest 195, built around Srimantha Wijeratne's unbeaten 103, were staring down the barrel at one stage having lost nine wickets for 144.

However, the last-wicket pair of Karan KC (42) and (5) added 51 off the final 47 balls to pull off a victory.

needed eight runs off the last over and medium-pacer delivered four dot balls, before Karan smacked a six off the fifth ball.

Parvez then bowled a wide, equalling the scores. With one needed from the final ball, Karan managed a single to seal a memorable win.

Earlier, Wijeratne's maiden List A hundred helped post a modest 194 for eight as Nepal spinners Basant Regmi (3/34) and Lamichhane (2/40) kept the opposition batsmen under a tight leash.

The win was Nepal's second last-wicket heist of the tournament, and took them to four wins in five matches on the points table.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 22:40 IST