July 7, Kathmandu. Nepal has lost to Hong Kong by 7 wickets in the ACC Women’s T20 Championship. After losing today’s match, Nepal will face strong rival UAE in the semi-final.
Following the target of 110 runs given by Nepal, Hong Kong lost 3 wickets in 15.5 overs and won by 112 runs.
For Hong Kong, opener Marico Hill top-scored with 45 runs. Another opener Bolla Bo Yeh was lbw out for 9 by Sita Rana Magar. Mamata Chaudhary was caught out by opener Mariko Hill spinner Sangita Rai.
Third-ranked Natasha Miles remained unbeaten on 28 and fifth-ranked Sanej Sahajad remained unbeaten on four. In the fourth over, Cleary Chan was bowled out for 17 by Sangita Rai. For Nepal, spinner Sangita Rai took the most 2 wickets.
Earlier, Nepal had scored 109 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs after winning the toss and choosing to bat. For Nepal, captain Ruvina Chhetri scored the highest 32 runs. Bindu Rawal scored 23 runs and Apsari Begum scored 22 runs.
As no other batsman of Nepal could score a double digit run, it was very difficult for Nepal to reach the target of 100 runs.
After losing 6 wickets in a row in the match, Nepal played only 15 overs. Chanka Betty was the top wicket taker for Hong Kong with 2 wickets. Miriam Bibi and Elisha Herbard took equal 1-1 wickets.
Nepal, which is in Group B, has reached the semifinals with 6 points in 3 games. Nepal is sure to face UAE in the semi-final after losing this game. UAE, the winner of Group A, is a strong contender for Nepal.
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