Malaysian national women’s cricket has levelled the series against Nepal women with a thrilling four-wicket win in the fourth game. The five-match series is now levelled 2-2, with a decisive match to be played on June 4, Sunday.
Chasing a target of 97 runs, Malaysia needed four runs from Kabita Kunwar’s last over. She started the over with a wide, followed by a dot ball and another wide. She then bowled three consecutive dot balls; however, Malaysian batters were able to take two singles in the remaining two balls to snatch a win.
Opener Winifred Anne Duraisingam top scored with 38 runs. Nepalese bowlers bowled 19 extras, including 11 wides. Mahirah Izzati Ismail and Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli also contributed 16 and 13 runs, respectively.
Earlier, Nepal managed to post 96/7 after opting to bat first. Indu Barma scored the highest 32 runs for Nepal. Bindu Rawal added 24, while Kabita Kunwar made 12. Nepalese batters could score only five boundaries throughout the inning.
Winifred Anne Duraisingam was the pick of a bowler for the home side grabbing three wickets. Mahirah Izzati Ismail and Aisya Eleesa Firdauz also pocketed one wicket each.
After Malaysia secured their first-ever victory against Nepal to start the series, the visiting team made a comeback and took the lead with a 2-1 advantage, winning two consecutive matches. The final match of the series, which will determine the winner, and is scheduled to take place at YSD UKM OVAL on Sunday.