The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN-XI), which includes the players from the Nepali women’s cricket team defeated the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Women’s team by 19 runs in a friendly T20 match in Pokhara today.
CAN XI Women’s team led by Rubina Chhetri, the current captain of the Nepali Women’s team, took five wickets, including a hat-trick at Pokhara Rangashala.
CAN XI won the toss, batted first, and managed 99 runs losing nine wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Nary Thapa scored 18 runs off 31 balls with two fours.
Chasing a target of 100 runs, MCC Women were folded out for 80 runs in the last over the game. Alyssa Hubbard remained unbeaten on 20 runs off 28 balls.
MCC Women required 20 runs off the last six balls and Rubina, who brought herself to bowl, managed to take four wickets in the last five balls.
Rubina completed the hat-trick by taking wickets in the second, third, and fourth ball, and picked another in the fifth ball as well.