The three-match series was tied 1-1 before this game. This is the first series win for Nepal at home.
Nepal won the toss and asked UAE to bat first. Nepal had a perfect start as they took 3 early wickets from UAE. Mustafa and Alishan Sharafu added 63 runs partnership for the 4th wicket. After Mustafa lost his wicket off Dipendra Singh UAE was restricted to 93/9 in 31.1 overs, Aayan Afal Khan and Hazrat Bilal played wonderful cricket and helped UAE to put a total of 176/9 in 50 overs. Both of them were unbeaten.
Nepal who came to chase has done the job with ease. Openers Arjun Saud and Aasif Sheikh were cautious at the start, but the former got out quite quickly. Sheikh then took Nepal’s innings forward along with former-captain Gyanendra Malla who was at his former best as he played shots to all parts of the ground and scored a half-century after 2021. Sheikh was announced as the player of the match for his 119 balls 88.
Nepal won the 3 match ODI series by 2-1.