Scotland may have secured the CWC League 2 title, but their opponents today still have an outside chance of reaching the top three and qualifying directly to the World Cup Qualifier without having to go through a play-off.
Nepal captain Rohit Paudel won the toss and chose to put the visitors into bat. With the tournament win in the bag, Scotland took the opportunity to give ODI debuts to two youngsters in the shape of 19 year old Jack Jarvis and 20 year old Tomas Mackintosh.
The upper order found going tough in the early part of the innings, and at 111-6 in the 25th over, the Scots were looking set for a low total.
But number seven Michael Leask led a fightback with his maiden ODI century, scoring an unbeaten 107 from 85 balls to help Scotland to a total of 274-9 from their 50 overs. Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of the Nepali bowlers with 3-27.
Nepal openers Kushal Bhurtel and Aasif Shiekh clubbed 31 from the first two overs but Bhurtel was out from the first ball of the third over and the early part of Nepal's innings proceded in similar fashion to that of Scotland.
Nepal were five down in the 11th over having scored 77 before Kushal Malla and Dipendra Singh Airee put on exactly 100 for the sixth wicket. Their partnership ended when Malla was dismissed for 81.
Airee batted on and shared in a 43 run partnership with Gulsan Jha and an unbroken 55 with Sompal Kami to secure a three wicket win with three overs to spare. Airee finished unbeaten on 85.
There was a talking point after the game as the Scotland players appeared to refuse to shake hands with Sandeep Lamichhane, who is currently on bail awaiting trial for the rape of a minor.
Nepal will next be in action tomorrow against Namibia whilst Scotland play next on Monday against Namibia.