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Bagmati enter semis; defeats Madhesh Province by eight wickets

Bagmati Province Women

Bagmati Province became the runner-up of Group A and entered the semi-finals after thrashing Madhesh Province by eight wickets in the last group stage match of the 9th National Games at Pokhara Rangshala.

Bagmati reached the target of 55 runs set by Madhesh with eight wickets in hand in 13.2 overs. For Bagmati, Suman Khatiwada and Anisha Majhakoti closed off the innings with an unbeaten 17 runs (15 balls) and 16 runs (29 balls) respectively. Similarly, Opener Asmita Kharel contributed 13 runs.

For Madhesh, Saraswati Chaudhary and Kavita Gautam picked one wicket each.

Earlier, Madhesh were bundled out for a mere 54 runs in 18.2 overs. None of the batters could score runs in double figures and Madhesh threw their wickets in four runouts.

Soni Pakhrin, Bipisha Shahi, and Khushi Dangol shared two wickets each for Bagmati.

Earlier, from Group B, Nepal Police Club won and Lumbini State runner-up entered the semi-finals.