Watch: Nepal’s No.8 batter Sompal Kami hit a 105-metre six off Anrich Nortje to help his team towards a memorable win in the T20 World Cup before they fell one run short.

Watch: Nepal’s No.8 batter Sompal Kami hit a 105-metre six off South Africa's Anrich Nortje as his team fell just short of a memorable win in the T20 World Cup before they fell one run short.

Chasing 116 for victory, Nepal needed 34 in the last seven overs with eight wickets in hand before the pressure of achieving their first win against a Test-playing nation seemingly caught up with them. In the next five overs, they could make only 18 runs, also losing two more wickets in this phase.

Sixteen were needed off the last eight balls afterNortje sent back Kushal Malla to leave Nepal reeling. However, a fabulous hit by Kami broke the self-imposed shackles.

The No.8, who had a T20I batting average of 11.25 before the game, decided to take it upon himself to take his side home. Nortje, one of the quickest bowlers in the competition, sent down a back-of-a-length slower delivery, which Kami smacked towards square leg and onto the roof. The six was measured at 105 metres, making it one of the biggest maximums of this World Cup.

Nepal needed 10 off seven thereafter but lost out in the end by a solitary run.

Watch Kami’s 105m six off Nortje here:

 
 
 
 
 
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