UAE registers their first win over Hong Kong in T20I triangular series

Babar Hayat

Kathmandu, Oct 22: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) defeated Hong Kong by six wickets in a match today under the Nepal T20I triangular series.

In the match played at Mulpani Cricket Groun in Kathmandu on Sunday, UAE chased the 150-run target set by Hong Kong at the loss of four wickets.

UAE Captain Muhammad Waseem gathered 40 runs off 17 balls with four fours and three sixes while Khalid Shah contributed 37 runs for the country.

Put into bat, Hong Kong made 149 runs at the loss of five wickets in the allotted 20 overs match.

Babar Hayat scored 66 runs with three fours and five sixes facing 45 balls. Hayat and Aizaz Khan added a crucial 113 runs partnership for fourth wicket. Aizaz Khan remained unbeaten on 48 runs with three boundaries and a six.

UAE’s Zahoor Khan clinched four wickets while Nilansh Keswani sent two batsmen to pavilion.

Nepal and UAE are set for final match under the series on Monday.