Nepali women players/File Photo
KATHMANDU: Nepal has scored 34 runs at the loss of one wicket in 9 overs in the final match of the group stage against Japan under the Women’s T20 Quadrangular Series underway in Hong Kong.
Nepal lost its opener Sita Ranamagar for 9 runs in the 6th over.
She was bowled out by Japanese bowler Kusuda-Nairn. Captain Indu Barma has joined opener Puja Mahato in the crease.
Nepal is already out of the race for the title the ongoing series after losing two matches.
Nepal lost to Tanzania by 27 runs in the first match on Wednesday.
Similarly, in the second match on Thursday, Nepal lost to Hong Kong by 9 wickets.
Along with host Hong Kong, Nepal, Tanzania and Japan are participating in Women’s T20 Quadrangular Series.
In the ICC rankings, Tanzania is in the 19th position while Nepal is 21st, Hong Kong 22nd and Japan is 51st.
Led by captain Indu Burma the Nepali team comprises vice-captain Bindu Rawal, Rubina Chhetri, Sita Ranamgar, Asmina Karmacharya, Kajol Shrestha, Kanchan Shrestha, Khushi Dangol, Sangeeta Rai, Soni Pakhrin, Somu Bista, Pooja Mahato, Roma Thapa and Samjhana Khadka.
Manoj Katuwal is the coach of the Nepali women’s cricket team.