Nepal-Malaysia T20 Women’s Series: Nepal beat Malaysia by 27 runs, lead series 2-1

Nepal-Malaysia T20 Women’s Series
Nepali women celebrate taking a 2-1 series lead over Malaysia on June 1, 2023. Photo Cricket Association of Nepal

Kathmandu, June 1

Nepal beat Malaysia by 27 runs in the third T20 of the five-match T20 Women’s series at the YSD-UKM Oval in Malaysia on June 1.

With this victory, Nepal have taken a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. 

Nepal lost to Malaysia by five wickets on Monday while they beat Malaysia by seven wickets on Tuesday.

Winning the toss, the hosts put Nepal to bat first and sent back opener Kabita Kunwar early. Batters like Sita Rana Magar and Jyoti Pandey settled the innings but both got out after getting set, as did Indu Barma and captain Rubina Chhetry as Nepal only managed 110 runs in 20 overs.

In reply, the Malaysian women also struggled to get going as Nepali bowlers took quick wickets and kept the run rate in check. Even though the Malaysians did not lose wickets, they were unable to retain the required rate and fell 27 runs short of the target. Mahirah Izzati Ismail was impressive with the bat scoring 44 runs off 54 balls.

The two teams will play on Saturday.

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