Kathmandu, October 24
Chitwan Rhinos have won the inaugural edition of the Women’s Champions League T20 Cricket Tournament. The Rhinos beat Kat Queens Kathmandu by 45 runs at TU Cricket Ground on Thursday.
Batting first, the Rhinos posted a decent total of 112 runs in their allotted 20 overs, losing four wickets. The openers gave the Rhinos an impressive start as Kajal Shrestha (21) and Kanchan Shrestha (19) put up a 49-run stand for the first wicket. The innings was then taken forward by Suman Khatiwada and Indu Barma. Khatiwada scored 29 runs and Barma scored 22 runs helping the Rhinos post a competitive total.
In reply, the Queens never got going. The Rhinos’ disciplined bowling reduced the Queens to 13 for 3 when the powerplay ended. The Queens never recovered from that and were bowled out for only 67 runs.
Khatiwada was the star with the ball as she picked up three wickets giving away only 11 runs. Ritu Kumari Kanoujiya also shined with the ball picking up three wickets.
Khatiwada for her all-round performance was named the player of the match, while the player of the series award went to Rubina Chhetri of the Queens.