Friday, May 24

Nepali women’s cricket team registers first win over Uganda

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Superb bowling of leg spinner Hiranmayee Roy on Friday helped Nepali women’s national cricket team registered their first victory over Uganda in their fourth T20I match being held at TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur. The hosts defeated the visitors by 15 runs to trail the five match series 3-1. Nepal had lost the first three matches at the home turf.

Chasing a modest target of 98 runs for victory, Uganda managed 82 runs in 18 overs losing 8 wickets. The match was reduced by 2 overs each due to wet outfield.

Uganda’s Janet Mbabazi topscored 21 runs off 32 balls that included 1 boundary. Hiranmayee Roy bowled Mbabazi in the 13th over for her debut wicket.

Uganda’s opener Kevin Awino and Rita Nyangendo were run out for 11 runs and 16 runs respectively. Evelyn Anyipo contributed 16 runs off 11 balls that included 2 boudnaries.

Nepal’s debutant Hiranmayee Roy took 2 wickets giving away 11 runs in her 3-over spell. Asmina Karmacharya, Kabita Kunwar and Rubina Chhetri took a wicket each.

Earlier, opting to bat first at the TU Cricket Ground, Nepal were all out for 97 runs in 17.5 overs. Nepal’s opener Jyoti Pandey topscored 17 runs off 13 balls that included 4 boundaries. Nepal had made a good start to the game scoring 50 runs in 8 overs at the cost of two wickets. However, wickets started tumbling in regular interval after that as the hosts finished with a modest target.

Uganda’s Concy Aweko took 3 wickets while Sarah Akiteng took 2 wickets.

Nepal had lost the first match by 12 runs, second by 1 wicket and third match by 6 wickets. The fifth and final match will be held on Saturday.

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