KATHMANDU – Nepal has defeated Qatar by 79 runs in the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier.
Qatar, which was chasing a 118-run target posed by Nepal, managed to collect 38 runs losing all its wickets in 15.4 overs. The match was played at UKM Oval in Malaysia today.
Qatari skipper Sachi Dhadwal and Shrutiben Kamaleshbhai Rana made 14 runs each. Nepal’s Shrishti Jaishi took three wickets. Likwise, Anu Kadayat, Kritika Marasini and Sneha Mahara took two wickets each.
Batting first before this, Nepali team collected 117 runs in 20 overs losing its three wickets. Ashma Pulami Magar pulled 32 not out, Shristi Jaishi made 23 not out while Sanu Rajbanshi and Anjali Bishwokarma hit 21 and 11 runs respectively. Kiran Kumari Kunwar made only a single run.
Towards bowling, Sachi Dhadwal and Alina Khan took one wicket each. Along with Nepal, hosts Malaysia, UAE, Thailand, Bhutan and Qatar are playing the Qualifier. Nepal will meet UAE in its second match on Saturday.