T20I Women’s Quadrangular Series: Nepal beat Hong Kong by 6 wickets

T20I Women's Quadrangular Series
Nepali women celebrate taking a wicket against Hong Kong during the T20I Women’s Quadrangular Series in Malaysia on August 22, 2023. Photo: MCA.

Kathmandu, August 22

Nepal notched up an easy victory over Hong Kong in their first match of the T20I Women’s Quadrangular Series being held in Malaysia.

Winning the toss, Nepal sent Hong Kong to bat first. Even though Hong Kong started well, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and were bowled out for 84 runs.

Sita Rana Magar was superb with the ball in hand as she took five wickets. Indu Barma picked up two wickets while captain Rubina Chhetry, Kabita Kunwar and Puja Mahato picked up a wicket each to restrict Hong Kong to a bellow par total of 84 runs.

In reply, Nepal got off to a poor start losing opener Bindu Rawal in the second ball of the innings and Barma in the third over. But a partnership between Mahato and Samjhana Khadka took Nepal home quite easily. Khadka top-scored for Nepal with a run-a-ball 36.

Nepal will take on Kuwait on Wednesday.

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