Kathmandu, June 21 (RSS): Nepal has conceded a seven wickets defeat to Hong Kong in a final match under the group phase of the 2022 ACC Women’s T20 Championship underway in Malaysia. The match was played at the Kinrara Oval Ground in Malaysia today.
Chasing the 110-run target posted by Nepal, Hong Kong achieved it in 15.5 overs at the loss of six wickets. For Hong Kong, Mariko Hill hit the highest 45 runs while Captain Kary Chan had 17. Similarly, Natasha Miles remained unbeaten on 28 runs. For Nepal, Sangita Rai took two wickets and Sita Magar one. Elected into bat after winning the toss, Nepal made 109 runs in the allotted 20 overs at the loss of six wickets.
For the team, Nepal’s Capitan Rubina Chhetri and Apsari Begam remained unbeaten on 32 and 22 respectively. Similarly, Bindu Rawal hit 23 while Sita Magar was nine, Mamata Chaudhary seven, Kabita Joshi four and Kajal Shrestha was one.
For Hong Kong, Betty Chan claimed two wickets and Maryam Bibi and Elysa Hubbard one.
Nepal has already entered the semi-finals by defeating Bahrain by eight wickets in its third match on June 20. Categorised into Group ‘B’, it has got six points with three wins and a defeat including this. In earlier matches, Nepal defeated Bhutan by 50 runs, Kuwait by 25 runs and Bahrain by eight wickets. Two teams making it to the finals will be selected to play in the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup.