Women T20: Nepal beats Qatar to seal series victory

Manzoor Ahmad, director of operations for the Qatar Cricket Association, presents the award for best player of the match to Nepalese Rubina Chhetry.

Doha: Rubina Chhetry put on a skippering performance and guided Nepal to a convincing 61-point triumph over hosts Qatar in the second and penultimate Women’s T20 International to seal the series 2-0.

At the Asian City Stadium, Nepal gave a sparkling full demonstration of Chhetry. First, the captain propelled them to a 129 for six with a half-century charge. Then she emerged as the second best player with two for 12 to set up the big win. Chhetry added 56 points for the third wicket with opener Kabita Kunwar, bringing them to a safe total. Chhetry’s 48-bullet shot contained limits of six and four. Kunwar also hit fluently to get 31 out of 30 balls, including two sixes. Angeline Mare impressed with two for 28. Aleena Khan, Sabeeja Panayan and Saachi Dhadwal shared three scalps.

Qatar captain Aysha added her team’s best score with 24 out of 32 balls. She hit two fours. Kerry Pounsett added 15 of 18 balls with two limits.

Nepalese Saraswati Kumari was the chief destroyer, removing four players, conceding just eight points. Chhetry had two for 12, while Sabnam Rai, Sangita Rai and Kabita Joshi took a wicket each.

Today, the two teams will play the third and final T20I before the visitors leave for the United Arab Emirates to compete in the qualifying event in Asia for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

Qatar vs Nepal: short scores

Nepal beat Qatar by 61 points in match two to win three-game streak
Nepal: 129 for 6 (Kabita Kunwar 31 out of 30, Rubina Chhetry 50 out of 48,
Apsari Begam 23 did not come out of 17; Angeline Mare 2/28)
Qatar: 68 overall in 19.3 overs (Aysha 24 of 32, Kerry Pounsett 15 of 18; Saraswati Kumari 4/8, Rubina Chhetry 2/12)
Player of the match: Rubina Chhetry (Nepal) 50 off 48 & 2 for 12

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