Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier: Nepal remains unbeaten

Women's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier
Nepali women celebrate taking a wicket against Bhutan on September 3, 2023. Photo: CAN

Kathmandu, September 3

Nepal remains unbeaten in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023 by beating Bhutan by three wickets in Malaysia on Sunday.

Nepal now needs only one win from two games to reach the semi-final of the tournament.

Winning the toss, Nepal put Bhutan into bat first and restricted them to 39 for eight in 20 overs. The batters struggled to get going and could not score freely. Only their captain Dechen Wangmo scored runs in double figures to help them to 39.

Puja Mahato with three for six was the pick of the bowlers while Kushi Dangol, Rubina Chhetry and Kabita Kunwar picked up a wicket each.

In reply, Nepal did not start well. Chasing a low total, the batters struggled to get going. Like Bhutan, only the captain, Chhetry, managed to score runs in double figures, as the other batters struggled as Nepal lost seven wickets to chase the total.

Nepal will now play Qatar on Monday and UAE on Wednesday.

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