Kathmandu, September 3
Nepal have reached the semi-final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023 by beating Qatar by nine wickets in Malaysia on Monday.
Nepal remains unbeaten in the tournament as they notched up their fourth win of the qualifier.
Winning the toss, Nepal decided to bowl first and were all over Qatar. Bowling with discipline, Nepali bowlers took wickets at regular intervals which did not allow Qatar to get going as they could only score 74 runs in 20 overs losing seven wickets.
Indu Barma was the pick of the bowlers for Nepal as she took three wickets for 10 runs.
In reply, Nepal never looked in trouble. Nepal’s opening batters have struggled throughout the tournament, but in this game, they were solid. Kajal Shrestha top scored for Nepal with 32 runs while Sita Rana Magar and Indu Barma scored 17 and 20 respectively to take Nepal home.
Nepal will take on the UAE on Wednesday. The team will only qualify for the T20 Women’s World Cup if it reaches the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier.