The reduction in the number of teams at the cricket World Cup from 14 to 10 has made the qualification for the tournament a whole lot more competitive. His opening partner Dilip Nath made 41.
Group B: Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong and Nepal.
Khadka and Dipendra Airee added 73 for the third wicket, though it was aided by some sloppy keeping from Ghulam Shabber, who dropped Airee twice and also fluffed a regulation stumping chance off Khadka on 22, when the Nepal captain charged at legspinner Imran Haider and was beaten by a googly. Khadka kept waging a lone battle in which he hit eight sixes but his unbeaten century couldn't prevent a narrow seven-run loss.
Nepal needed eight off the final over. "The senior guys weren't performing, but they have come back towards the end of this tournament and I need to congratulate them".
In a rain-affected game Oman managed to secure the winning runs with five balls to spare as they won by two wickets. Kenya, who batted first, got off to a fine start with opener Dhiren Gondaria smashing a 49-ball 68. In the other day's match Oman beat Kenya by two wickets at the United ground.
The Cardiac Kids from Nepal almost claimed a fourth final-over win, driven by captain Paras Khadka's second List A ton, but Ashfaq Ahmed's first-innings 114 proved decisive as UAE held on for a seven-run win to claim the WCL Division Two title at the Wanderers Sports Club.
Put into bat, UAE were in trouble at 97 for 4 but their World Cup hero Shaiman Anwar (77, 59 balls, five 4s, and three 6s) and Rameez Shahzad (33, 88 balls, one 4, one 6) played contrasting knocks to add 120 runs for the fifth wicket before Rameez fell.
This was Nepal's second last-wicket heist of the tournament.
Brief Scores: Canada 247/4 in 50 overs (Navneet Dhaliwal 78*, Nicholas Kirton 73*) beat Namibia 198 in 47.5 overs (Louis van der Westhuizen 53, Gerhard Erasmus 42; Saad Zafar 3-40) by 49 runs.