Kathmandu, August 23
Nepal beat Kuwait by 34 runs in the ongoing T20I Women’s Quadrangular Series being held in Malaysia.
An all-round performance by Indu Barma helped Nepal notch up their second win of the series. Nepal beat Hong Kong by six wickets on Tuesday.
Kuwait won the toss and put Nepal to bat first. The Nepali batters struggled to get going in what looked like a slowish wicket. Nepal’s opening woes continued as Puja Mahato was out the second ball of the innings. Bindu Rawal, even though stuck through as an anchor, had a difficult time on the wickets. While she held one end, other batters kept throwing their wickets as Nepal were 56 for seven.
An explosive 23 of 19 balls from Barma, however, helped Nepal to what looked like a below-par score of 89.
In reply, the Kuwaiti women also struggled as they did not get going at all. The Nepali bowlers continued to pile on the pressure and kept taking wickets at regular intervals to win the match by 34 runs as the Kuwait women could only score 55 runs in 20 overs losing eight wickets.
Barma was impressive with the ball picking up three wickets.
Nepal will play hosts Malaysia on Friday.