In the four-nation T-20 series, the Nepali women’s cricket team lost in their last match of the group stage. Despite the defeat, Nepal managed to reach the finals. Nepal, Hong Kong and Malaysia, who won two matches, all had four points each. Nepal and Hong Kong, who were leading in the run rate, reached the finals. The final will be held on Saturday.
Nepal was defeated by the home team Malaysia by 6 wickets in DL method on Friday. Malaysia completed the target of 85 runs with the loss of 4 wickets in 16.2 overs in a rain-affected match shortened to 18 overs. For Malaysia, Aina Hashim scored unbeaten 37 runs and Ijati Immail contributed 21 runs.
In bowling, Nepal’s Pura Mahato, Sita Rana Magar and Rubina Chhetri took 1 wicket each. Before that, Nepal, who lost the toss and batted first, could only score 83 runs in 18 overs losing 7 wickets. Captain Rubina Chhetri contributed 23 runs, Indu Burma 20 runs and Kajal Shrestha 18 runs for Nepal. In bowling, Aina Hashim, Mahirah Ejati Immail and Nur Samad took 2 wickets each.
Earlier, in their first match, Nepal defeated Hong Kong by 6 wickets and in the second match, they defeated Kuwait by 34 runs.