Madhesh Province Women’s team register a comprehensive 40-run win over Gandaki Province in the opening match of the 9th National Games played at Pokhara Rangashala on Sunday.
Put into bat, Madhesh Women lost their openers – Anuradha Chaudhary & Sabnam Khatun, both dismissed for a duck. Sana Praveen (14) and Alisha Yadav (14) consolidated in the middle overs and late runs from Shanti Chaudhary (15) down the order managed Madhesh Province to reach 77 runs for eight wickets at the end of the 20 overs.
Aakriti Tiwari grabbed three wickets while Kusum Godar took two wickets. Shila Chhetri and Shristi Jaisi shared a wicket apiece.
In response, Gandaki Province registered a heavy defeat after getting bowled for mere 37 runs in 19.0 overs. Only Shila Chhetri could manage 10 runs off the bat while four batters didn’t open their account. Opener Srijana Poudel played six overs for her 7 runs with a strike rate of 19.44 in a T20 match.
For Madhesh, Anuradha Chaudary was the pick of the bowlers. She grabbed four wickets in her spell (4-1-8-4). Shanti Chaudhary and Kabita Gautam shared two wickets each.