Nepal has created history by traveling to the final of the SAFF Championship 2021 after drawing 1-1 with Bangladesh earlier this evening.

This is the first time Nepal has reached the final of the tournament.

The match was eventful with both sides created a handful of chances throughout the match.

Bangladesh took the lead in the 9th minute of the match with Sumon Reza's close-range header.

Nepal had chances to draw before the break while Bangladesh had a few chances to extend their lead. Both sides were guilty of squandering clear-cut chances.

The first half ended with Bangladesh in the lead and both sides picked up where they had left off after the break.

Both teams created several chances and it looked like Bangladesh would hold onto the slender lead to make their way to the play-off match but a direct red card to the team's keeper Zico turned the match on its head.

The referee had no choice but to give the keeper his marching orders after Zico had handled the ball outside his penalty area in the 79th minute.

Nepal upped their game and found the chance to equalize from the penalty spot after a Nepalese player was fouled in the Bangladeshi penalty area.

Nepal's Anjan Bista celebrates his goal that made the score 1-1/ Photo: Vaguthu

Anjan Bista converted the resulting penalty kick and ensured that his side drew 1-1 to travel to the tournament's final.

Nepal's opponents would be decided in the match between the Maldives and India later this evening.