Nepalese Women’s U-19 Cricket team has ended ICC Women’s U-19 World Cup Asian Qualification with a win in the final match. Nepali teens were victorious by 25 runs against Malaysia at UKM-YSD Cricket Oval.
Nepal posted an average score of 86 runs losing 7 wickets after opting to bat first. Anjali Bishowkarma and Ashma Pulami Magar’s cameo guided Nepal towards a fighting total. Apart from Anjali’s 33 and Aashma’s 26 runs inning no other Nepali batters were able to cross double-digit scores. Malaysia conceded 17 extras, which aided Nepal.
Abedul Samad grabbed 2 wickets for Malayasia whereas Elsa Hunter pocketed 1 wicket. 4 Nepali batters were run out throughout the inning.
Chasing a total of 87, Malaysia had a shaky start losing the first wicket in the first over itself. Skipper Elsa Hunter’s courageous inning of 28 runs from 32 balls gave some hope for Malaysia. However, no support from other batters saw Malaysia finish their inning with 25 runs short.
Skipper Kritika Marasini once again was superb with a ball as she grabbed a couple of wickets conceding just 6 runs. Manisha Upadhaya also took one wicket giving up 9 runs.
Nepal, who were victorious in 3 matches has finished third on the table after the final match’s result. The winner between Thailand and the UAE will finish on top of the table and eventually book the ticket to the Inaugural Women’s u-19 world cup to be held in South Africa in January 2023.