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23-Nov-2013 17:31:00 GMT
ICC World T20 Qualifier 2013

Afghanistan Thrash Nepal to Top Group B

Sharjah: Afghanistan stormed to the top of Group B after beating Nepal by nine wickets in a rain-hit match at the ICC World Cup Twenty20 qualifiers.

Afghanistan took over top spot after previous leaders the Netherlands lost by 15 runs to Scotland, reports CMC.

The scheduled Group B match between Denmark and Papua New Guinea was called off because of rain without a ball being bowled.

Ireland and Hong Kong fill the top two places in Group A after respective victories over Uganda and United States.

Heavy rain reduced the Afghanistan-Nepal match Friday to a seven-over shootout, Afghanistan emerging victorious with four balls to spare, thanks to Mohammad Shazad's unbeaten 43 from 22 balls in reply to Nepal's 73 for three.

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