ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier: Nepal lose to Thailand by 46 runs

KATHMANDU: Nepal have faced a defeat at the hands of Thailand in their first semi-final match played today under ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier.

Thailand trounced Nepal by 46 runs in the match held at the UKM YSD Oval Cricket Stadium in Malaysia.

With this defeat, Nepal’s dream of reaching the World Cup Global Qualifiers has been dashed.

Nepal, who were chasing a target of 106 runs, were contained in 59 runs all-out in 19.3 overs. Kabita Kunwar made the highest 11 runs for Nepal while Apsari Begum and Kabita Joshi each scored 10 runs. The rest of the Nepali batters could not make runs in the double digit.

Onicha Kamchomphu and Thipachcha Puthawang of Thailand took three wickets each while Nataya Buchatham took two wickets, and Phanita Maya and Sunida Chaturangaratna took one wicket each.

Thailand, who were invited to bat first after losing the toss, scored 105 runs in the allotted 20 overs at the loss of two wickets.

For Thailand, Nanapat Koncharoenkai hit the highest 59 runs, including four fours, off 63 balls. Similarly, Nathakam Chantham made 31 runs and Chunida Sutiruang made 11 runs not-out.

Kabita Kunwar and Puja Mahato took one wicket each for Nepal.

With this victory, Thailand reached the final of the tournament and booked a berth in the World Cup Global qualifiers.

Nepal had reached the semi-final as the runner-up in Group ‘A’ and Thailand as the winner of Group ‘B’.




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