Nepal registered a terrific win against UAE on Thursday in front of a jumbo crowd at TU Cricket Ground in the closing match of CWC League 2. The home side were victorious by nine runs (D/L Method) which took them to a third position in the table, surpassing Namibia.
The win ensured the direct spot for Nepal in the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. Scotland being the champions, and Namibia finishing second, had already sealed the spot in the tournament.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Nepal’s sensational win to book a spot in World Cup Qualifiers.
Nepal have done it 🔥
— ICC (@ICC) March 16, 2023
रातो र चन्द्र सुर्य
जंगी निसान हाम्रो 🇳🇵🇳🇵
Nepali Rinos are going to Zimbabwe!!
— CAN (@CricketNep) March 16, 2023
Mission Impossible -CONQUERED
THE HEROES OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.
NEPAL has WON Today and nothing else matters.
Written in the stars.
— Paras Khadka (@paras77) March 16, 2023
— cricnepal.com 🇳🇵 (@cricnepal) March 16, 2023
आइसिसी क्रिकेट विश्वकप लिग-२ मा युएईलाई हराउँदै नेपाल विश्वकप छनोटमा पुग्न सफल भएकोमा हार्दिक खुसी व्यक्त गर्दछु । लीगका खेलहरुमा उच्च कौशलता प्रदर्शन गर्दै नेपालको स्वाभिमान र गौरव उँचो राख्न सफल भएकोमा उच्च प्रशंसासहित नेपाली क्रिकेट टीम, प्रशिक्षक, क्यानलगायत हामी सबैलाई बधाई! pic.twitter.com/msaIc7QHHt
— ☭ Comrade Prachanda (@cmprachanda) March 16, 2023
युएई विरुद्धको खेलमा ऐतिहासिक जित निकालेर विश्वकप छनोटमा स्थान पक्का गरेकोमा नेपाली क्रिकेट टिमलाई हार्दिक बधाई !
हामी गौरवान्वित छौं, नेपाल गौरवान्वित छ। pic.twitter.com/6u0tbQ45lw
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) March 16, 2023
Having won only 8 of their first 24 matches, Nepal roar back to give themselves a crack at playing this year's ODI World Cup!
They beat UAE by 9 runs (DLS method) in a must-win game
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 16, 2023
A capacity crowd watched on in Kirtipur as Nepal – against all the odds – secured a spot in the CWC Qualifiers with a dramatic victory against UAE 👏
Amazing scenes! 🇳🇵
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) March 16, 2023
So hard sum up the emotions after the most surreal end to today's epic contest
I hope we did the ending justice on air but it really was mass confusion!
— Andrew Leonard (@CricketBadge) March 16, 2023
Never seen anything like this. Ever … Nepal win it on DLS after bad light stops play. UAE, with nothing tangible to play for but having given it everything they’ve got, are livid. Nepal go straight to Qualifier. Unreal achievement given where they were. Incredible scenes pic.twitter.com/tvJmIsplb4
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) March 16, 2023
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) March 16, 2023
“INCREDIBLE! No other word for what the Nepal cricketers @CricketNep have been able to achieve today in Kathmandu. Down and out-then winning 10/10 against all opposition. Into the WC qualifiers! Off to Zim – Good luck.” @ICC #NEPvUAE
— Charu Sharma (@Charuonsports) March 16, 2023
— Arun Budhathoki 🇳🇵 (@arunbudhathoki) March 16, 2023
During this month:
— Nepal makes it to World Cup qualifier. They won by 9 runs in the must-win game against UAE.
— Nepal makes it to Under-19 World Cup. They won by 7 runs in the must-win game against UAE.#NEPvUAE
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) March 16, 2023
Nepal are off to Zimbabwe after a miraculous comeback in CWC League 2. Some credit goes to the fans as well, what an electrifying atmosphere today at TU Ground. 🇳🇵🇳🇵 pic.twitter.com/CeJql6ClGa
— Sandip Poudel Pietersen (@PietersenSandip) March 16, 2023
— saurav (@varuas619) March 16, 2023
Incredible scenes. So so happy for Nepal cricket. Soul of cricket lives in the subcontinent https://t.co/tUUHOq6zOn
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) March 16, 2023
Before today, Nepal had never
– won six consecutive ODIs.
– 4 half-centurions in the same match (including all list A and international 50-over matches)
– conceded 300-plus total in ODIs
– conceded 100-plus runs in the final 6 overs.
– won by D/L method.#NEPvUAE
— Samraat Maharjan (@MaharjanSamraat) March 16, 2023
— Samraat Paudel ( Yorker) (@Samraat____) March 16, 2023
— bipul bhattarai (@bipul_bhattrai) March 16, 2023
Nepal Nepal Nepal… Craze in kids.. he is 2.5 yrs old and learning the way his dad teaching him to be.. #Cricket #cricnepal @RONBupdates @CricketNep @dailycricketDC @ICC @CricketBadge @FlashCric pic.twitter.com/M6NOlMMMKs
— Tshekhar Mahat (@Tshekhar5) March 16, 2023
Winning just 8 of the first 24 matches to 11 wins from 12 matches, this win means a lot to Nepali cricket lovers that we can't describe in words.
The roars at the TU ground describe our passion towards cricket.
— Sunil Pokhrel🇳🇵 (@pokhrelsunil1) March 16, 2023
— SIRI (@srijana_mishra) March 16, 2023
— Kp Khanal/केपी खनाल (@kepikhanal1) March 16, 2023
— Bibek KC🇳🇵 (@seventeen_34) March 16, 2023
UAE players refused to shake with the Nepal players as they believe the game should continue, but Nepal on the other side are giving a lap of honour to the fans.
UAE took 4 hours to bowl 44 overs. Sadly they have only themselves to blame. #NEPvUAE
— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) March 16, 2023
It was more Nepal revenge against UAE than Nepal's Win.
• Beat UAE to qualify for U19 WC
• Made taste of loss by DLS method ( which cost us 2 u19 WC )
• Revenge of last year T20 WC semifinal by kicking them out of global qualifier & ODI status !!
Finally, Some Peace ✌️! pic.twitter.com/GRyw7oRKW2
— Suvam Koirala 🏏 (@SuvamKoirala_45) March 16, 2023
Simply amazing scenes in #Kathmandu!!! The following and passion for cricket in #Nepal is incredible!!! Well done to @rohitpaudel17 @montydesai & @CricketNep for their brilliant run of performances to qualify for the @ICC CWC Qualifiers 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #CWCLeague2 https://t.co/YiDHCZBfaD
— Kyle Coetzer (@MeerGoose11) March 16, 2023
Crazy crowd gathered in Nepal to watch their team play against the UAE. pic.twitter.com/N8vr0Qomz7
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 16, 2023
Honestly, that's the deserved result after what happened.
You play to win the game, not to hope the rain comes.
Blown up UAE's faces. Nepal deserved Qualifier entrants.
Amazing scenes. Have never seen anything like this.
— Daniel Beswick (@DGBeswick1) March 16, 2023
— Aashish Aryal (@Im_aryal) March 16, 2023