DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Teenage batsman Nitish Kumar scored 57 to lift Canada to a six-run win over Papau New Guinea in the Twenty20 World Cup cricket qualifying tournament Wednesday. The 17-year-old from Toronto hit seven fours and one six as sixth-seeded Canada evened its record at 1-1 in Group A. No. 8 Papua New Guinea fell to 0-2. The top two teams from the 16-country tournament, featuring the ICCs associate and affiliate countries, will advance to the Twenty20 World Cup this fall in Sri Lanka. Canada won the toss and elected to bat, making 167 runs for five wickets in is 20 overs. Opener Hiral Patel hit six fours en route to his 34 runs and former captain Jimmy Hansra added 22. PNG was restricted to 161-3 with former England test wicketkeeper Geraint Jones, who joined his country of birth just before the tournament, scoring 32 in a losing cause. Kumar, batting third, was named man of the match. "Kumar played very well and showed what he is capable of," said Canadian coach Michael Dighton. In other action Wednesday, No. 16 Nepal joined defending champion Afghanistan at the top of Group A with four points. Spinner Shakti Gauchan took a hat trick as Nepal convincingly beat No. 14 Denmark by nine wickets. Top-seeded Afghanistan notched its second victory with an impressive four-wicket win against the third-ranked Dutch. Gauchans was the first hat trick of the tournament and came on the same day that Louis van der Westhuizen hit the first century in No. 7 Namibias 49-run win over No. 5 Scotland. Gauchans 4-20 helped bowl out Denmark for 82 and Pradeep Airee hammered 65 off 43 balls to propel Nepal past the winning target in just 12.4 overs. "I have a hat trick to my credit in domestic cricket but this is my first in an international match," said the 27-year-old Gauchan, who celebrated by sliding onto his chest. "I like to watch football and I like to celebrate like a football player." Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad hit 54 as Afghanistan reached 150-6 with two balls to spare after Alexei Kervezees 58 had guided the Netherlands to 149-6. Namibia is also unbeaten after two games in Group B. After crafting Namibias stunning four-run win over No. 2 Ireland on Tuesday, Van der Westhuizen smashed eight fours and eight sixes in an unbeaten 106 in his sides daunting total of 192-3. In other Group B matches, Ireland recovered from its loss to Namibia with an easy 10-wicket win over No. 4 Kenya after bowling out the African nation for just 71 runs. No. 13 Italy survived a late rally by the 15th-seeded Americans in its eight-run victory for its second win in as many days. No. 10 Uganda defeated No. 12 Oman by three wickets as it successfully chased down Omans total of 128-8 for the loss of seven wickets. In Group A play, captain Jamie Atkinson led No. 9 Hong Kong to a eight-wicket victory over No. 11 Bermuda by hitting a superb half-century. Atkinson smashed 13 fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 87 off 55 balls as Hong Kong raced to 164-2 inside 18 overs to overhaul Bermudas 161-5. The victory severely dented Bermudas chances of progressing after it lost to Denmark on Tuesday. --- With files from The Associated Press cheap nfl jerseys usa. In a letter to council, a spokesman for Oilers owner Daryl Katz says it makes more sense to hash out those issues in private with city bureaucrats before meeting publicly with Mayor Stephen Mandel and council. "While we appreciate the mayors invitation, we do not think such a meeting can be productive until we have reduced the outstanding issues," John Karvellas, a vice-president for the Katz Group, said in the three-sentence press release posted on the Oilers website. cheap jerseys. Joakim Andersson and Luke Glendening also scored for Detroit. Pavel Datsyuk had two assists and Jimmy Howard made 17 saves. Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul scored for Toronto. Jake Gardiner had two assists and Jonathan Bernier stopped 32 shots. The players were upset because the league took only minutes to consider their three alternative proposals, while the NHL was bent out of shape because the union didnt embrace the offer made by the owners on Tuesday. cheap nfl jerseys free shipping. Both the womens and mens finals will be played at the Strathcona Paper Centre and will be televised live across Canada on TSN