Lowest Score in cricket: Nepal’s young women’s team was bowled out for 8 runs in the match against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the ICC Under-19 Women’s World Cup Qualifier match. Teams from Nepal, UAE, Thailand, Bhutan and Qatar are participating in the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier being held for the first time.
shameful performance of nepal
The winning team of the five nations will qualify for the first Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup to be held in South Africa in early 2023. Nepal’s team won the match by 79 runs in the last match after wrapping up Qatar’s innings for 38 runs. The team, however, suffered a setback on Saturday. This match did not last even for an hour and its result came out in just 9.2 overs of play.
Joke on the name of the match?
Neither player from both the teams could score runs in the double figures. Tirtha Satish of UAE scored the highest unbeaten four runs. Nepal’s 6 batsmen failed to open the account while Sneha Mahra contributed the highest three runs in 10 balls. Manisha Rana scored two runs while three batsmen scored one run each.
Mahika Gaur, who opened the bowling for UAE, took five wickets for two runs in four overs with two maidens. With the new ball, his partner Induja Nandakumar took three wickets for six runs in four overs. Nepal’s innings was reduced to 8.1 overs, then the same UAE achieved the target in seven balls.
ICC is trying to promote the women’s game at the junior level among the Associate Member States. Players in Nepal do not have good pitch facilities, yet the team managed to win a match before this disappointing performance, which deserves credit. The UAE team is full of girls from the South Asian expatriate community and they are the contenders for victory.