Whilst Hong Kong were taking on England in their non-ODI at the Sheikh Zayed Nursery Oval 1, Nepal had an equally interesting fixture against Pakistan next door at the second nursery oval ground.
Whilst Nepal don't have ODI status, so this game couldn't be an ODI, Pakistan did at least - unlike England - make the game a proper 11 a side match. Nepal captain Paras Khadka won the toss in the first ever senior men's match between these two countries and chose to bowl first.
Pakistan scored quickly throughout their innings, never really looking in trouble against the Nepal bowling attack. Azhar Ali and Shoaib Malik both retired out having reached 73 and 63 respectively. Mohammed Hafeez was the next highest scorer, falling just short of his half century when Sagar Pun dismissed him for 49.
Sompal Kami (0-24 from 5 overs) and Paras Khadka (1-47 from 10 overs) were the only Nepalese bowlers to go for less than 5 runs an over, and Basant Regmi was the only one to take more than one wicket, taking 2-73 from his nine overs. The final total for Pakistan was 326-6.
Nepal didn't look like they were trying to chase down the target, instead attempting to bat out their overs. This they did, scoring 205-5 to lose by 121 runs. Anil Mandal top scored for them with 61, whilst Gyanendra Malla also chipped in with 41.
Pakistan now have an ODI series against England to play, whilst Nepal will next be in action on Wednesday when they take on local club Danube CC at the ICC Academy.
Pakistan beat Nepal by 121 runs
Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery Oval 2, Abu Dhabi, 8 November
Pakistan 326-6 (50 overs, Azhar Ali 73, Shoaib Malik 63, Mohammad Hafeez 49)
Nepal 205-5 (50 overs, A Mandal 61, G Malla 41, Sagar Pun 39)