Kathmandu – Nepal women were outclassed by 81 runs in the Quarter final of 17th Asian games against Bangladesh Women played at Yeonhui Cricket Ground, Incheon today.
It was almost perfect all round performance from Bangladesh Women to register their first win without any hiccups. After being put into bat by Nepali Skipper, Bangladeshi Women batted well to get to the total of 107 for the loss of just four wickets. Opener Ayasha Rahman made an unbeaten half-century (51 off 60 balls) to guide her team to the score which seemed almost an impossible task for Nepali Women. Sarita Magar and Sita Rana Magar picked up two wickets each for Nepal.
During the chase, a horrible collapse happened as they were bundled out for just 26 runs in 15.3 overs giving Bangladesh women an easy win by 81 runs. Neither of the players even managed to score in double numbers. 12 runs came as extras remained the highest scorer for Nepal.
For Bangladesh, Panna Ghosh was impressive who bowled 3 maidens in a row. Skipper Salma Khatun (3-2-1-3) and Rumana Ahmed (2.3-0-4-3) were frenetic to watch, Jahanara Alam and Fahima Khatun also joined the party with two wickets each.
With this win Bangladesh women advanced into the semi final where they will face the Sri-Lankans in the Asian Games Women’s Cricket Competition tomorrow at Incheon.