Nepal set a file goal for Qatar

October 30, Kathmandu.

In the first half century of top-ranked batsman Indu Burma, Nepal has given a record target of 147 runs to Qatar in the first W20I game. Nepal, who were invited to bat after losing the toss at the West End International Cricket Stadium in Qatar on Tuesday, lost 4 wickets in the allotted 20 overs and scored 146 runs.

This is the highest total ever made by a Nepali women’s team in the WT20I. Earlier, in 2019, Nepal’s high total was 126 runs against Malaysia.

For Nepal, Indu Burma contributed 55 runs off 47 balls with 5 fours. Indu retired hurt and gave another player a chance.

Indu became the first player to hit a half-century for Nepal in the WT20. She completed her half century in 45 balls. Sita Rana Magar was dismissed for 39 off 33 balls with five fours. Sarita Magar was run out for 21 off 21 balls with two fours. Kavita Kunwar remained unbeaten on 8 runs. Indu Burma and Sita shared a record 88 runs for the second wicket. This is Nepal’s highest ever partnership in the WT20I game.

Sita missed a half-century after being stumped by wicketkeeper Rizfa Bano in the 12th and fourth balls of Sabija Pranayan. After two balls, captain Ruvina Chhetri Belbas was run out for zero. Nepal lost opener Kajal Shrestha by 3 runs in the fifth ball of the second over. Kajal was cut and bowled out by Angelin.


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