NEP vs UAE: Fans climb on top of the tree to witness World Cup Qualifiers match

The Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Nepal witnessed a packed crowd in the ongoing clash between the home team and UAE. Notably, fans climbed up trees to witness the clash between the two sides on Thursday, March 16.

The stadium in Nepal was completely packed as many others found various different methods to witness the contest. Some of the fans present in the vicinity decided to climb up trees and watch the exciting encounter.

Upon winning the toss, United Arab Emirates (UAE) decided to bat first. The tourists put up a great start to the innings as they notched up 310 runs in 50 overs. Skipper Muhammad Waseem slammed 63 runs whereas Vriitya Aravind got 94 off 138 balls.

Impressively, down the order, Asif Khan clobbered the fastest hundred in ODI cricket by an associate player. He scored an unconquered 42-ball 101 with as many as 11 maximums and four boundaries to his name.

Qualification for the 2023 ODI World Cup

It is worth mentioning that the two teams are contesting in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup League 2, 2019-23 cycle. Notably, the tournament forms a part of the 2023 ODI World Cup qualification process. Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, United Arab Emirates and United States of America are the seven teams part of the event.

Nepal are just one win away from cementing their spot in the Cricket World Cup Qualifier. However, the side will need to obtain a win in the match against UAE in order to make their place in the Qualifier.

Nepal have relished an impressive turnaround in their campaign after standing second-last in February to obtaining 10 wins in their last 11 matches. In doing so, Nepal has moved to fourth with 38 points, a point behind Namibia, with one match to play. Considering their impressive first innings against UAE, Nepal will be gunning to maintain momentum and win the contest.