Nepal set Japan 114-run targetRubina Chhetry muscles five fours putting up 38 runs as Nepal make 113-4 in the stipulated 20 overs.
Nepal national women’s cricket team have set a target of 114 runs against Japan Women’s in the Hong Kong Women’s T20I Quadrangular Series being held at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in Wong Nai on Saturday.
Sent to bat first, Nepal made 113 runs at the loss of four wickets in the stipulated 20 overs.
Opener Sita Rana Magar was dismissed cheaply for a 20-ball 9 in 5.4 overs. Magar’s opening partner Puja Mahato made 13 in her 29-knock play before being caught leg before by Ayumi Fujikawa.
Captain Indu Barma fired two hits to the fences as she put in 27 runs facing 31 deliveries. Barma was caught by Seika Sumi off Meg Ogawa in 17.4 overs.
Similarly, Rubina Chhetry muscled five fours as she put 38 runs, highest of the innings, off 32 balls on the scoreboard. Chhetry was bowled by Elena Kusuda-Nairn in 19.3 overs.
Wicketkeeper Kajal Shrestha remained undefeated as she smashed three hits to the fences contributing 15 runs facing 7 deliveries.
For Japan, Elena Kusuda-Nairn collected two Nepali scalps while Meg Ogawa and Ayumi Fujikawa managed to grab a wicket apiece.
Nepal national women’s cricket team crashed out of the race to the tournament finals after they lost to hosts Hong Kong by nine wickets in Wong Nai on Thursday.
A second loss in as many games in the series put Nepal third in the four-team table without a point. Nepal had lost to Tanzania by 27 runs on Wednesday.
Nepal needed a victory to keep alive their bid for the final but another batting flop saw them post a paltry 56 all out in 18 overs after electing to bat first.