Dipendra Singh Airee has become the fifth man to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket after smashing Kamran Khan in the final over of Nepal's innings against Qatar today in Oman as his team look to qualify for the next men's T20 Asia Cup.

Coming into the final over, Nepal were on 174-7, with Aasif Sheikh having scored 52, Kushal Malla 35 from 18 balls with Airee unbeaten on 28 from 15 balls. Medium pacer Kamran Khan - bowling in T20Is for the first time in five years - could only watch as every delivery sailed over the boundary. The fifth was especially brutal, with the ball almost making it to the middle of the neighbouring ground where Malaysia were playing Kuwait.

Singh is the third man to achieve the feat in T20Is, following Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. Herschelle Gibbs and Jaskaran Malhotra have done it in ODIs.

It isn't the first time Singh has hit six conesecutive sixes in a T20I, as he hit the first six balls he faced for six on his way to a record nine ball fifty in Nepal's demolition of Mongolia at the Asian Games last year, though that time the deliveries were split across two overs.

The six sixes proved to be crucial as Qatar were able to score 178-9 from their 20 overs, falling 32 runs short of Nepal's total. Muhammad Tanveer was their top scorer with 63 from 33 balls.

In the other second session match, which was briefly interupted by one of Airee's sixes, Malaysia batted first against Saudi Arabia and scored 146-7. This proved to be enough as the Saudis were bowled out for 134, losing by 12 runs.

Earlier in the day, the UAE reached 200 for the first time in T20Is when they scored 236-6 against Bahrain, contributions coming at the top of the order from Alishan Sharafu (78), Muhammad Waseem (65) and Asif Khan (66). Bahrain were then kept to 199-8 with Imran Anwar clubbing 60 from just 22 balls in the 37 run defeat.

Also in the morning, Cambodia batted first after winning the toss against Kuwait and scored 141-5. Ravija Sandaruwan clubbed 61 from 33 balls as Kuwait made short work of the run chase, securing an eight wicket win with 8.4 overs to spare.

Just two matches take place tomorrow with hosts Oman playing Cambodia in the morning and Hong Kong taking on Saudi Arabia in the afternoon.