Win boosts Canadian hopes but work to do

BRENDON EGAN
Last updated 19:36 21/01/2014

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Canada gained their first win of the World Cup cricket qualifying tournament today, but face an uphill battle to make the Super Six stage.

The Canadiens overcame winless Nepal by 12 runs at Christchurch's Hagley Oval to claim a much-needed victory after back-to-back losses.

If Canada are to keep their hopes of a fourth consecutive appearance at the one-day World Cup alive they will need a lop-sided win over Scotland in their final game on Thursday.

Batting first in a rain-shortened 41-over clash, Canada posted a strong score of 255 for nine.

Nepal had them in a spot of bother at 54 for three, but an 85-run fourth wicket partnership between Nitish Kumar and Raza-ur-Rehman helped steady the ship. Kumar fell for 67, with ur-Rehman doing a fine job of holding the innings together, before he was run out for 89.

Needing to score at more than six an over, Nepal got off to a dreadful start with Sagar Pun dismissed in the third delivery of the runchase.

Gyanendra Malla notched an excellent 86, which included nine fours, but when he departed in the 31st over Nepal's chances of winning were dealt a major blow.

Canada 255-9 in 41 overs (R-ur-Rehman 89, N Kumar 67, H Tariq 34; S Kami 3-64, B Regmi 2-51) beat Nepal 243-8 in 41 overs (G Malla 86, P Airee 26, Regmi 25no; K Chohan 4-59) by 12 runs.

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