Nepal lost their quarter final match against the host Bangladesh by six wickets. Bangladesh hadstand itself as one of the contendors for the world cup as they showed strong performance in group stage.
It was 113-run fifth-wicket stand between captain MehediHasan and Zakir Hasan that shattered the dream of Nepal to reach semis of the mega event.
Earlier in the chase, Nepal had
chipped away at the wickets and gained a slight edge despite contributions from Joyraz and Pinak Ghosh (32). Offspinner Sunil
Dhamala was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2 for 33 from his 10 overs.
Earlier, captain Raju Rijal had set up Nepal’s score of 211 with a fluent 80-ball 72, which featured eight fours and a six. He strung handy stands of 44, 51 and 32
with Dhamala (25), Arif Sheikh (21)
and Rajbir Singh. Some useful
cameos lower down the order
helped out 51 from the last 10
overs. Fast bowler Mohammad
Saifuddin picked up 2 for 38.