The Nepalese women’s team has got a target of 106 runs to secure a place in the final of the T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier and a spot in the Global Qualifier for Women’s T20 World Cup 2024.
Electing to bowl first at UKM-YSD Cricket Oval, Bangi, Nepal bowled well to restrict Thailand to 105/2 after the end of 20 overs.
Kabita Kunwar yielded a superb start, taking the wicket of Suwanan Khiaoto (2) in the very first over. Nepal conceded just eight runs from the first five overs and 30 runs from ten overs.
Nannapat Khoncharoenkai and Natthakan Chantham then shared 68 runs for the second wicket before Puja Mahato dismissed Chantham for 31 in the 17th over.
Khoncharoenkai completed her half-century and remained unbeaten till the end with 59 runs from 63 balls. She scored four boundaries, two of those came in the last over. Chanida Sutthiruang also assisted eight-ball 11 runs.
Thailand scored 13 runs from Kabita Kunwar’s last over. They added 41 runs from the last five overs.
For Nepal, Kabita Kunwar and Puja Mahato picked up one wicket each.