The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Thursday announced the bilateral series for the Nepalese national women’s cricket team. Nepal, ranked 16th in the ICC Women’s T20I ranking, will tour Malaysia (ranked 28th) for a five-match T20I series starting on May 29.
The Nepalese Women’s team are set to play bilateral series after a year. Nepal hosted Uganda Women’s team for five-match T20I series in May 2022, which ended 3-2 in favour of Uganda.
Meanwhile, Nepal women’s team last played an international match on June 24, 2022. So, What happened when Nepal national women’s cricket team last played a T20I match?
Nepal and UAE were facing each other in the semifinal of the ACC Women’s T20 Championship. The winner would seal the spot in the Asia Cup.
Nepal elected to bowl first after winning the toss at Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur. Nepalese bowlers did a terrific job and wrapped up UAE for just 81 runs in 19.5 overs. Ashmina Karmacharya picked up an impressive fifer (3.5-0-10-5). Indu Berma and Sita Rana Magar also bowled well, grabbing three and two wickets each.
But sadly, no play was possible in the second inning due to the rain and the match was called off. UAE were announced as the winner, having topped Group A, whilst Nepal finished second in the Group B.
UAE also booked their seat in the Asia Cup and ended up winning the trophy. Opposingly, Nepal were knocked out and their dream to play Asia Cup was shattered.