Nepal Police Club has clinched a gold medal in Women’s cricket in the ongoing ninth national games. Police playing their debut tournament, stunned the mighty Armed Police Force (APF) club by five runs to end their dominance in the national women’s cricket.
Opting to bat first at Pokhara Rangasala, Police managed to post 89/4 in the allotted 20 overs. Kajal Shrestha and Samjhana Khadka scored 27(55) and 21(25) runs, respectively. Kabita Joshi once again added valuable runs (13 from 10) at the end for Police, while Kabita Kunwar contributed 11 runs. Nary Thapa, Indu Barma, and Sita Rana Magar pocketed one wicket each for AFP.
Chasing an average total, APF managed to pile up just 31 runs losing three crucial wickets after 11 overs. Ishwori Bist sent back Sita and Indu, whereas Jyoti Pandey was short of her crease. Roma Thapa’s 19 ball 26 was not enough for the victory as APF fell five short of the target. APF were able to add just seven when 13 runs were required from the final over. Rajmati Airee also assisted a run a ball 12.
Apart from the player of the match, Ishwari Bist, Rubina Chhetri, Sangita Rai, and Hiranmayee Roy grabbed one wicket each. APF’s Nary Thapa, who scored 32 runs and grabbed 11 wickets throughout the tournament, was adjudged as player of the series.
With the result, Nepal Police Club bagged the gold medal in both Men’s and Women’s cricket. A month back, Police defeated Army to clinch a gold medal in Men’s cricket too.