Kathmandu, April 29
Nepal and the United Arab Emirates have reached the final of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup to be held in Kathmandu on Monday.
Both semifinal matches of the tournament were held in Kathmandu on Saturday, but due to rainfall, only one match could produce the result albeit through the DLS method.
In the semifinal between Nepal and Kuwait, Nepal, put to bat first, posted a 281-run target to the opponents. While Nepal had scored 281 runs, the target was reduced by a run by applying the DLS method as the innings was reduced to 42 overs.
For the hosts, captain Rohit Paudel scored the highest of 94 runs. In the second innings, Karan KC alone took five wickets.
But the rain stopped the play again when Kuwait lost six wickets for a meagre 37 runs in 8.3 overs.
As the rain did not stop, the organisers decided no result and granted Nepal the ticket to the final based on the group-stage point table.
In another rain-hit match, the UAE defeated Oman by two runs through the DLS method.
Before the Monday final, Oman and Kuwait will compete for third place of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup 2023 on Sunday.