KATHMANDU, JAN 26 -
Left-hand batter Sita Magar’s 46-run knock helped Nepal thrash UAE by 86 runs in the ACC Women’s Championship on Friday.
To hand Nepal their second consecutive victory opener Sita thrashed seven boundaries and was equally supported by Sarita Magar during their 41-run third wicket partnership as Nepal piled on 145 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted 25 overs at the Chiang Mai Gymkhana Ground, Thailand.
Talking to The Post after the match Sita said she was disappointed for not being able to turn her hard work into her first half century. “It’s very hot out here and the pitch is grassy unlike the one we are used to back home,” Sita said, “It is not easy to make runs here and I am disappointed with myself for throwing my wicket away when I had come so close to reaching the milestone.”
“I got cramp and the heat was getting to me as a result I got out trying to hit a slow ball,” added Sita who was stumped by Humaria Tasneem in 15.4 overs.
Sarita, who had come at two down stroked an unbeaten 41 runs and steadied the innings after Sita’s departure. She stroked three boundaries.
Returning with the ball, left arm seamer Sonu Khadka made hay of the condition to bundle UAE out for 59 runs in 22.4 overs. Khadka, known for her lethal swings, dismissed their top three batters reducing UAE to 17/3. Tasneem, who had come to crease at third down was the only batter to show some resistance and was UAE top scorer with 12 runs to her name.
Spinner Karuna Bhandari took two wickets to clean up tail.
In the other matches of the day, Chinese batters carried on their excellent in their 237 runs triumph over Kuwait. Defending a total of 272 runs China bowled Kuwait out for 35 runs in 18.1 overs. Similarly, China knocked Kuwait by 237 runs and host Thailand hammered Iran by ten wickets.
Posted on: 2013-01-26 08:25