National, Nepal Women

Nepali bowling dominates UAE

Cricnepal/Kathmandu – Nepali Women secured another empathic win over UAE  by 86 runs in their second match of  ACC Women’s Championship 2013 at Gymkhana today.

Nepal won the toss and without any hesitation in the sunny afternoon, they opted to bat. The opener Madhu Thapa once again couldn’t give the start and went cheaply for 3 runs off 21 balls. While the other in-form opener Sita Magar scored 46 runs (48 balls, 7 fours) and gave the team a solid platform before she was stumped of Humaira Tasneem’s bowling .

Similarly, Roshani Bohara 7, Nary Thapa 16, Rubina Chhetri 5, Neera Rajopadhyay 4* contributed in Nepal’s innings. But, Sarita Magar did all what the doctor ordered in the day. She remained not out for 41 runs (44 balls, 3 fours) and closed the innings with the perfection. Nepal ended the innings (25 overs) scoring 145/5.  UAE bowlers gave away 23 extras.

For UAE bowlers, Kyna Vedhasinghe took two wickets while Aysha Naushadkhan, Petule Nadar & Humaira Tasneem chipped in with 1 wicket apiece.

In reply, Nepali bowlers showed their decent attack as UAE failed to score enough runs for the win. Humaira Tasneem with the score of 12 runs was the top scorer for UAE. Sonu Khadka took important three wickets to lead Nepal to an easy situation. Karuna Bhandari claimed two wickets while Rubina Chhetry, Nary Thapa and Sarita Magar later added a wicket each to their account.

Player of the match was awarded to Sarita Magar for her all-round performance. Magar was the most economic bowler with the figures of 5-2-8-1.

Nepal will take on Malaysia on Sunday at the Royal Chiang Mai Golf Club Ground.


Nepal’s Batting:

Madhu Thapa c Kyna Vedhasinghe b Aysha Naushadkhan 3
Sita Magar st Veni Praveen b Humaira Tasneem 46
Roshani Bohara c Veni Praveen b Petule Nadar 7
Sarita Magar not out 41
Nary Thapa c Aysha Naushadkhan b Kyna Vedhasinghe 16
Rubina Chhetry* c Simrita Sandhu b Kyna Vedhasinghe 5
Neera Rajopadhyay not out 4
Karuna Bhandari
Mamta Thapa+
Sobha Aale
Sonu Khadka
Extras 2nb 20w 1lb 0b 23
Total for 5 145

Nepal’s Bowling:

Bowler O M R W Econ
Sonu Khadka 5 1 17 3 3.40
Rubina Chhetri 5 0 16 1 3.20
Nary Thapa 5 0 11 2 20
Neera Rajopadhyay 1 0 2 0 2.00
Sarita Magar 5 2 8 1 1.60
Karuna Bhandari 1.4 1 5 2 3.00